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NWS Flood Advisory (Caldwell County)

Current Conditions
Morg-Len Apt

Temp: 61.9°F
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Morganton-Lenoir Airport , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 5:19PM

Break in the Action

It's about time, improvements commenced Wednesday. That being said I cannot completely rule out a passing light shower through this evening. The break from wet weather is short-lived as showers return Thursday, mainly in the afternoon and evening with some thunder possible too. Alas, once the clouds depart Friday a full fledged dry and sunny trend gets underway and it has staying power.

Merlefest begins tomorrow! Weather for the festival looks good overall; however, we must get past Thursday. Thursday has scattered afternoon and overnight showers, possibly a rumble of thunder. After that, dry but cooler than average weather rules. For details about Merlefest weather, see our Hour-by-Hour Merlefest Forecast.

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Wednesday

Hi: 69 Lo: 49

Mostly cloudy; Calm wind
Thursday

Hi: 66 Lo: 49

Becoming cloudy; A period of rain is likely by late afternoon and evening; Some thunder possible; Light SW wind
Friday

Hi: 69 Lo: 45

A few lingering early AM showers; Becoming partly cloudy; Nice by afternoon; Light wind
Saturday

Hi: 71 Lo: 44

Lots of sunshine; Pleasant
Sunday

Hi: 71 Lo: 43

Bright sunshine; Nice weather to be outside

Further Out

Monday - Abundant sunshine; More great weather to be outside; High in the lower 70s; Low in the upper 40s
Tuesday - Sunny theme continues; Warm; High in the upper 70s; Low near 50 degrees

Forecast Discussion

It's been a long couple days of rain. Improvements finally came in today as the sprawling upper level low responsible for the wetness departs northeast of the region. Dry air moves in behind the low, but it's not enough to completely remove a passing light shower mention through this evening.

Another upper level feature moves overhead Thursday afternoon and Thursday night. Showers return tomorrow afternoon and continue into Thursday night. The cold pool aloft warrants an added thunder mention too. Fortunately this one is a fast mover and we're onto increasing levels of sunshine Friday.

Saturday through early next week are easy peezy! High pressure becomes the dominating weather feature leading to tons of sunshine and gradually warming temperatures. Spring returns!

So, for Merlefest, some rain is possible for Thursday evening festivities, then dry after that. The weekend is ideal for the festival. Just be sure to have a jacket handy for the evening concerts as it will be rather cool each evening.

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