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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Daily Weather Briefing for Thursday, January 23, 2020





Outlook

Slowly moderating Canadian high pressure will remain over the area today. A cold front will then cross the area Friday night bringing mostly rain with higher elevations seeing some snow. 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. eep 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] https://www.almanac.com/content/winter-car-emergency-kit




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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

A 20 percent chance of rain after 4pm. Cloudy, with highs in the upper 40s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph by noon.

Tonight

Rain likely, mainly between 11pm and 3am, then showers after 3am. Patchy fog after 3am. Lows in the mid-30s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the southeast around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Friday

Showers, mainly before 4pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Highs in the mid-40s. Winds out of the southeast around 5 mph becoming calm by noon. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Friday Night

A chance of rain showers before midnight, then a slight chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with lows around freezing. Calm winds increasing to come out of the northwest around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday

Partly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 40s.

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows around 30.





OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

A 20 percent chance of rain after 4pm. Cloudy, with highs in the upper 40s. Calm winds increasing to come out of the southeast around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight

Rain likely, mainly between 11pm and 2am, then showers after 2am. Patchy fog after 3am. Lows in the mid-30s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Friday

Showers, mainly before 4pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Highs in the mid-40s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph becoming calm by noon. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between three-quarters and one inch possible.

Friday Night

A chance of rain showers, possibly mixing with snow after midnight, then gradually ending. Mostly cloudy, with lows around freezing. Calm winds increasing to come out of the northwest around 6 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday

Partly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 40s.

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows around 30.





HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

A 20 percent chance of rain after 1pm. Cloudy, with highs in the low-40s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

Rain likely, mainly between 10pm and 1am, then showers after 1am. Patchy fog after 3am. Lows around freezing. Winds out of the southeast 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between three-quarters and one inch possible.

Friday

Showers, mainly before 4pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Highs near 40. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 15 mph shifting to come out of the west in the afternoon with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between three-quarters and one inch possible.

Friday Night

A chance of rain showers, possibly mixing with snow after 8pm, then gradually ending. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 20s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-30s.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 20s.





NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

A 20 percent chance of rain after 3pm. Cloudy, with highs in the mid-40s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight

Rain, mainly after 11pm. Patchy fog after 2am. Lows in the mid-30s. Winds out of the southeast 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Friday

Showers, mainly before 4pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Highs in the mid-40s. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 15 mph shifting to come out of the southwest in the afternoon with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three-quarters of an inch possible.

Friday Night

A chance of rain showers before 11pm, then a slight chance of rain and snow showers between 11pm and 2am, then a slight chance of snow showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 30. Winds out of the west 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday

A 20 percent chance of snow showers before 11am. Partly sunny, with highs in the mid-30s.

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the upper 20s.


Published at 5:00am on Thursday, January 23, 2020

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