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Daily Weather Briefing for Saturday, April 20, 2019

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Outlook

A drying and warming trend will occur Sunday night and Monday as high pressure builds into the area.

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 for most of Macon County today.

Cold air will move in from the west through tonight. The cold air will change rain showers to snow showers across the highest elevations of the North Carolina mountains starting after midnight. Some light snow accumulations are possible, generally above 3500 feet. A few inches of total snowfall will be possible above 5000 feet through Saturday night.



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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

Showers likely, mainly after 10am. Cloudy, with a high near 50. Winds out of the south 5 to 10 mph shifting to some out of the west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

A chance of showers, mainly before 2am, then a slight chance of rain after 3am. Patchy fog overnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low in the mid-to-upper 30s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high in the mid-to-upper 60s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the lower 40s. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight.

Monday

Sunny, with a high in the upper 70s.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low in the upper 40s.



OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

Showers likely, mainly after 7am. Patchy fog in the morning. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 50. Winds out of the south around 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight

A chance of showers, mainly before midnight, then a slight chance of rain after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the upper 30s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high in the upper 60s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the low-to-mid 40s. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph becoming calm before midnight.

Monday

Sunny, with a high in the upper 70s.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.



HIGHLANDS PLATEAU AREA FORECAST

Today

Rain and snow showers likely, becoming all rain after 10am. Patchy fog before noon. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 40. Winds out of the southwest around 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Tonight

A chance of rain and snow showers, mainly before 11pm. Patchy fog before 3am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 30s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 60. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low in the mid-40s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Monday

Sunny, with a high in the mid-to-upper 60s.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.



NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST

Today

Rain and snow showers likely, becoming all rain after 10am. Patchy fog before noon. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 40. Winds out of the southwest around 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Tonight

A chance of rain and snow showers, mainly before 11pm. Patchy fog before 3am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low in the low-to-mid 30s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 60. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 45. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.

Monday

Sunny, with a high in the mid-to-upper 60s.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.


Macon County Almanac for April 20, 2019

Highest Temperature 87°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 2002
Lowest Temperature 17°F in Franklin in 1983
Greatest Rainfall 3.09 inches in Highlands in 1893
Greatest Snowfall 1.5 inches in Highlands in 1901

Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of April
Data available from 1873 to 2018

Highest Temperature 91°F in Franklin on 04-26-1986
Lowest Temperature 13°F in Highlands on 04-01-1987
Greatest Rainfall 7.00 inches in Highlands on 04-07-1895
Greatest Snowfall 9.5 inches in Franklin on 04-04-1987


Published at 3:10am on April 20, 2019



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