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Daily Weather Briefing for Saturday, January 12, 2019

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Outlook

Cold Canadian high pressure will continue to ridge down into the Carolinas this weekend as low-pressure tracks from the Southern Plains to North Carolina on Sunday. This low will bring wintry weather to portions of the forecast area this weekend with little or no accumulation in most of Macon County. Drying high pressure will then spread back over the region early next week and keep things dry until next weekend.

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

Rain (mixed at times with snow), sleet, and freezing rain is expected today in Macon County, mainly by the late morning or early afternoon hours. Travel may become briefly hazardous today if ice begins to accumulate on area roads. Up to an inch of sleet may accumulate. The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook that includes Macon County and it is posted below for your convenience.

Hazardous Weather Outlook

National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
358 PM EST Fri Jan 11 2019

Precipitation is expected to develop across the region on Saturday as a low-pressure system approaches from the west. Temperatures should be cold enough for the precipitation to begin as a wintry mix across the mountains, and could fall as a brief period of sleet or light snow along the I-85 corridor if it begins early enough in the afternoon. Outside of the mountains, the precipitation will most likely change to rain by Saturday evening, but may change to freezing rain north of Interstate 85 early Sunday morning as some colder air tries to filter in from the north. A light accumulation of ice is possible Sunday morning. However, there remains much uncertainty with this system in terms of the degree of cold air near the ground. Further developments will determine if, where, and when an Advisory or Warning might be issued for the wintry precipitation.


WEATHER FORECAST MAPS

Forecast maps for 7 am, 1 pm, and 7 pm.
[click on any image in this article to enlarge]


FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST

Today

A slight chance of freezing rain before 9am, then a chance of sleet between 9am and 3pm, then rain likely after 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 40. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. New sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Tonight

Rain. Patchy fog. Low around 35. Winds out of the southeast 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Sunday

Rain likely, mainly before 9am. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. Light and variable winds. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Sunday Night

A 40 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 35. Calm winds.

Monday

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40.

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.


OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

A slight chance of freezing rain before 9am, then a chance of sleet between 9am and 3pm, then rain likely after 3pm. Cloudy, with highs in the upper 30s. Winds out of the southeast wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. New sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Tonight

Rain. Patchy fog. Low around 35. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Sunday

Rain likely, mainly before 10am. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 45. Winds out fo the southeast early around 5 mph becoming calm by midmorning. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Sunday Night

A 40 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low in the upper 30s. Calm winds.

Monday

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near the lower 40s.

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.


HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

Sleet likely, mainly after 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near freezing. Winds out of the southeast around 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Tonight

Sleet before 8pm, then rain or freezing rain between 8pm and 1am, then rain after 1am. Patchy fog. Low around freezing. Winds out of the southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. New sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Sunday

Rain likely, mainly before 11am. Areas of fog before 8am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 40. Winds out of the southeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Sunday Night

A 40 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 32. Light winds out of the west.

Monday

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35.

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low in the upper 20s.


NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

A slight chance of freezing rain before 9am, then a slight chance of rain or freezing rain between 9am and 10am, then rain likely after 10am. Cloudy, with a high near 40. Winds out of the southeast around 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no ice accumulation expected.

Tonight

Rain. Patchy fog. Low around 35. 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.

Sunday

Rain likely, mainly before noon. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 40. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Sunday Night

A 50 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 35. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 5 mph.

Monday

A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near the upper 30s.

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around the upper 20s.


Macon County Almanac for January 12, 2019

Highest Temperature 70°F in Franklin in 1890
Lowest Temperature -6°F in Highlands in 1895
Greatest Rainfall 5.10 inches in Highlands in 2018
Greatest Snowfall 6.2 inches in Highlands in 1996


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Published at 3:27 am on January 12, 2019



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