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Friday, January 17, 2020

Daily Weather Briefing for Friday, January 17, 2020





Outlook

Cool and dry high pressure will spread into the area today before an approaching cold front brings some rain on Saturday. Another large high-pressure system will spread dry and significantly colder conditions over the region late Sunday and linger through the middle of next week.


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


Yesterday's log is also online. [LINK




THREE DAY GFS FORECAST
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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

A light wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain will be possible as precipitation develops Saturday morning. Any snow or ice accumulation should be light and confined to the higher terrain, but some slick spots may develop in these areas before precipitation transitions to all rain Saturday afternoon.




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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

Increasing clouds, with a high near 51. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

A chance of freezing rain, mainly after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Light southeast wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday

A chance of freezing rain before 9am, then rain or freezing rain likely between 9am and 10am, then rain after 10am. High near 48. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Little or no ice accumulation expected.

Saturday Night

Rain likely, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 48. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 21.





OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

Increasing clouds, with a high near 49. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

A slight chance of rain or freezing rain between 3am and 5am, then a chance of freezing rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Southeast wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday

A chance of freezing rain before 8am, then a chance of rain or freezing rain between 8am and 9am, then rain after 9am. High near 48. Southeast wind around 6 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no ice accumulation expected.

Saturday Night

Rain likely, mainly before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Light and variable wind becoming northwest 5 to 7 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 48. Northwest wind around 8 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 23.




HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 41. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 7 mph in the morning.

Tonight

A slight chance of sleet after 3am, mixing with freezing rain after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. East southeast wind 8 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Saturday

Freezing rain likely before 11am, then rain or freezing rain likely between 11am and noon, then rain after noon. High near 40. Southeast wind 11 to 18 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible.

Saturday Night

Rain likely, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Blustery, with a west southwest wind 18 to 20 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 41. Breezy, with a northwest wind around 23 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 21. Blustery.





NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

Tonight

A chance of rain after 10pm, mixing with freezing rain after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday

A chance of freezing rain before 8am, then a chance of rain or freezing rain between 8am and 9am, then rain after 9am. High near 48. South wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Little or no ice accumulation expected.

Saturday Night

Rain likely before 11pm, then a chance of rain and snow between 11pm and 3am, then a chance of snow after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Southwest wind around 10 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 41. Northwest wind around 10 mph.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 19.


Published at 5:00am on Friday, January 17, 2020

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