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Friday, January 31, 2020

Daily Weather Briefing for January 31, 2020





Outlook

A cool wedge of high pressure will linger over the area for the first part of the day. A weak low-pressure system will track from the Gulf Coast to the Carolina Coasts today and Saturday, which will spread precipitation back into the region. High pressure will bring dry and milder weather to start next week.

News Brief

Gibbins Advisors hosted a meeting for members of the public on Thursday so they could explain their role as an independent monitor of Mission Health/HCA and take some comments from the public. Macon Media was there and video of part of the meeting will be published later today or tomorrow. A technical issue resulted in the first 20 minutes or so of the meeting not being recorded.

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
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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

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







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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 50 percent chance of rain, mainly after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the upper 40s. Light winds out of the southeast. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

A chance of rain before 1am, then a slight chance of rain and snow between 1am and 5am, then a slight chance of snow after 5am. Patchy fog between 8pm and midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s. Calm winds. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Saturday

A slight chance of rain before 11am, then a chance of showers, mainly between 11am and 5pm. Partly sunny, with highs near 50. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday Night

A 20 percent chance of rain before 9pm. Partly cloudy, with lows around freezing. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs in the upper 50s.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-30s.





OTTO AREA FORECAST


Today

A 50 percent chance of rain, mainly after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid-to-upper 40s. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 5 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

A 50 percent chance of rain, mainly before 2am. Patchy fog between 8pm and midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s. Calm winds. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday

A slight chance of rain before 11am, then a chance of showers, mainly between 11am and 3pm. Partly sunny, with highs near 50. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday Night

A 20 percent chance of rain before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with lows around freezing. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs in the upper 50s.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-to-upper 30s.





HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

A slight chance of rain and snow between 8am and 11am, then a chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with highs near 40. WInds out of the southeast 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Tonight

Rain and snow likely, mainly before 2am. Patchy fog before midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows around freezing. Light and variable winds increasing to come out of the northwest around 6 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Saturday

A slight chance of rain and snow showers between 9am and 10am, then a slight chance of rain showers after 10am. Partly sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 40s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Saturday Night

A slight chance of rain and snow before 9pm. Partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 20s. Winds out of the northwest 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs near 50.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-30s.





NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid-40s. Winds out of the southeast around 5 mph becoming light and variable by midmorning. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

A chance of rain before 5am, then a slight chance of rain and snow. Patchy fog before midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with lows in the mid-30s. Calm winds. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Saturday

A slight chance of rain and snow showers between 7am and 8am, then a chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with highs in the mid-40s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph by midmorning. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Saturday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with lows around 30. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday

Sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 50s. Winds out of the west 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-30s.


Published at 5:00am on Friday, January 31, 2020

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