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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Daily Weather Briefing for Wednesday, January 29, 2020





Outlook

A weak low-pressure system will give our area a chance for precipitation late tonight. Brief drying occurs again Thursday. An upper trough will cross the region Friday and Saturday, bringing chances of precipitation that will taper off early Sunday.



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

Hazardous weather is not expected today. There will be a chance of snow in the higher elevations (mainly above 4000 feet) today and tonight. 


Over the next couple of weeks, thee will be multiple opportunities for wintry precipitation events to occur. Right now, none of them are looking like significant events.







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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 slight chance of showers between 11am and 1pm, then a chance of rain after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs near 50. Calm winds. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly before midnight. Patchy fog between 10pm and 3am. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s. Calm wind. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday

Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs near 50. Calm winds.

Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s. Calm winds.

Friday

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the upper 40s. Calm winds.

Friday Night

A chance of rain before 4am, then a chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s. Chance of precipitation is 40%.





OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

A slight chance of showers between noon and 1pm, then a chance of rain after 1pm. Increasing clouds, with highs near 50. Calm winds. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before midnight. Patchy fog between 10pm and 3am. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s. Calm winds. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday

Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs near 50. Calm winds.

Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s. Calm winds.

Friday

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 2pm. Cloudy, with highs in the upper 40s. Calm winds.

Friday Night

A 50 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with lows in the pper 30s.





HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

A slight chance of showers between noon and 1pm, then a chance of rain after 1pm. Increasing clouds, with highs near 40. Calm winds increasing to come out of the south by noon around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

A chance of rain and snow before 2am, then a slight chance of snow between 2am and 4am. Patchy fog before 4am, then patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with lows around freezing. Light and variable winds. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Thursday

Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs near 40. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows around freezing. WInds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph.

Friday

A slight chance of rain and snow in the late morning hous, then a chance of rain. Cloudy, with highs near 40. Winds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Friday Night

A chance of rain and snow before 5am, then a chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with lows around freezing. Chance of precipitation is 50%.





NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

A slight chance of rain and snow showers between 10am and 11am, then a chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid-40s. Calm winds. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Tonight

A chance of rain, possibly mixing with snow after 2am, then gradually ending. Patchy fog before 3am, then patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s. Calm winds. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Thursday

Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with highs in the upper 0s. Calm winds.

Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s. Calm winds.

Friday

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid-40s. Winds out of the southeast in the morning around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon.

Friday Night

A chance of rain before 5am, then a chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s. Chance of precipitation is 40%.


Published at 5:00am on Wednesday, January 29, 2020

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