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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Daily Weather Briefing for Thursday, January 16, 2020





Outlook

A cold front will move through the region early today. Cool and dry high pressure will spread back over the area before another wet system arrives on Saturday. Cold and dry conditions are expected for the first half of next week.

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NC Utilities Commission Holds Public HEaring in Franklin

About three dozen people showed up for the public hearing held by the North Carolina Utilities Commission on a request by Duke Energy for a rate hike. Of the 11 who spoke, one was Lisa Leatherman, the district manager of Duke Energy, five were from Franklin and five were from as far west as Hayesville and as far east as Asheville and Arden. All, save the district manager, spoke against the rate increase. Macon Media, The Franklin Press (a reporter and a photographer), and WFSC-AM/WNCC-FM had reporters covering the hearing. Macon Media anticipates publishing video of the public hearing later today or tomorrow.

Public Safety Log

Today's log is available and will be updated as needed. [LINK]  


Yesterday's log is also online. [LINK




THREE DAY GFS FORECAST
This animated image shows a forecast of precipitation, air pressure and thickness level (cold-air damming) for three days in six-hour increments.
Green, Yellow, and Red indicate rain. Orange and Purple Indicate Freezing Rain or other freezing precipitation. Blue indicates snow.






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Weather Hazards

Gusty northwest winds will develop across the mountains today. A few gusts above 40 mph will be possible, especially along the higher elevations.




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WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

Forecast maps for 7 am, 1 pm, and 7 pm.
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FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST

Today

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with temperatures starting out near 50 and rising to the upper 50s in the afternoon. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with lows around freezing. Winds out of the northwest around 6 mph becoming calm before midnight.

Friday

Partly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 50s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night

A chance of rain and snow between 1am and 3am, then a chance of rain after 3am. Cloudy, with lows around freezing. Calm winds. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Saturday

Rain likely, possibly mixed with freezing rain before 7am, then rain. Highs in the lower 50s. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Saturday Night

Rain likely, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with lows around freezing. Chance of precipitation is 70%.





OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with temperatures starting out near 50 and rising to the upper 50s in the afternoon. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows around freezing. WInds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Friday

Partly sunny, with highs in the lower 50s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night

A chance of rain and snow between 1am and 4am, then a chance of rain after 4am. Cloudy, with lows around freezing. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Saturday

Rain, mainly after 8am. Highs in the lower 50s. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Saturday Night

Rain, mainly before 10pm. Lows around freezing. Chance of precipitation is 80%.





HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with temperatures starting out near 50 and rising to the mid-50s in the afternoon. Winds out of the northwest 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with lows around 30. Winds out of the north 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Friday

Partly sunny, with highs in the lower 40s. Winds out of the northeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning shifting to come out of the southeast in the afternoon.

Friday Night

A slight chance of snow and freezing rain before 2am, then a chance of snow between 2am and 5am, then a chance of snow, freezing rain, and sleet after 5am. Cloudy, with lows around 30. Winds out of the southeast 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Saturday

Snow, freezing rain, and sleet likely before 10am, then rain likely, possibly mixed with freezing rain between 10am and 11am, then rain after 11am. Highs in the mid-40s. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Saturday Night

Rain, mainly before 10pm. Lows around freezing. Chance of precipitation is 80%.





NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

A 10 percent chance of showers before 7am. Mostly sunny, with temperatures starting out in the mid-to-upper 50s and decreasing to the mid-to-upper 40s by 6pm. Winds out of the north 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with lows around 30. Winds out of the north 5 to 10 mph.

Friday

Partly sunny, with highs near 50. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night

A slight chance of rain showers after 1am, mixing with snow after 4am. Cloudy, with lows around freezing. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Saturday

Snow showers likely before 8am, then rain and snow showers likely between 8am and 10am, then rain showers after 10am. Highs in the mid-to-upper 40s. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

Saturday Night

Rain and snow showers before 2am, then a chance of snow showers between 2am and 4am. Lows around 30. Chance of precipitation is 90%.


Published at 5:00am on Thursday, January 16, 2020

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