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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Daily Weather Briefing for Wednesday, January 22, 2020





Outlook

Slowly moderating Canadian high pressure will remain over the area through Thursday. A cold front will cross the area Friday night bringing mainly rain. Seasonal high pressure slowly builds through next week.



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

Other than temperatures being a bit chilly, no hazardous weather is anticipated. Be sure to take care and dress warmly. Keep a basic winter survival kit in your vehicle: flashlight, batteries, blanket, snacks, water, gloves, boots, first-aid kit. The Old Farmer's Almanac has a handy list of suggestions. [LINK]




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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

Sunny, with temperatures starting out on the mid-teens and rising to near 50 in the afternoon. Light winds out of the east.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-20s. Calm winds.

Thursday

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

Thursday Night

Rain likely, mainly after 1am. Cloudy, with low in the mid-30s. WInds out of the southeast around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Friday

Rain. Highs in the mid-40s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning shifting to come out of the northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

Friday Night

A chance of rain showers, possibly mixing with snow after midnight, then gradually ending. Mostly cloudy, with lows around freezing. Chance of precipitation is 30%.





OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

Sunny, with highs temperatures starting out in the mid-teens and rising to near 50 in the afternoon. Light and variable winds.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 20s. Calm winds.

Thursday

Mostly cloudy, with highs near 50. Calm winds.

Thursday Night

Rain likely, mainly after 3am. Cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s. Calm winds. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Friday

Rain, mainly before 4pm. Highs in the low-to-mid 40s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning, then becoming calm in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Friday Night

A chance of rain before 2am, then a slight chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with lows around freezing. Chance of precipitation is 30%.





HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Sunny, with temperatures starting out near 20 and rising to the lower 40s in the afternoon. Winds out of the northeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning shifting to come out of the southeast in the afternoon.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 20s. Winds out of the east around 6 mph.

Thursday

Mostly cloudy, with highs in the low-to-mid 40s. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 5 mph.

Thursday Night

Rain and snow likely, becoming all rain after 4am. Cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s. WInds out of the southeast wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than a half-inch possible.

Friday

Rain, mainly before 5pm. Highs near 40. WInds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph in the morning shifting to come out of the southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Friday Night

A chance of rain and snow before 3am, then a slight chance of snow between 3am and 4am. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 30. Chance of precipitation is 30%.





NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

Sunny, with temperatures starting out in the upper teens and rising to the mid-40s in the afternoon. Light and variable winds.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 20s. Calm winds.

Thursday

Mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid-to-upper 40s. Calm winds.

Thursday Night

Rain likely, mainly after 3am. Cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s. Light winds out of the south. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Friday

Rain. Highs in the lower 40s. WInds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Friday Night

A chance of rain before midnight, then a chance of rain and snow between midnight and 4am, then a slight chance of snow after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 30. Chance of precipitation is 40%.


Published at 5:00am on Monday, January 22, 2020

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