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Morganton-Lenoir Airport , NC
About halfway between Morganton & Lenoir

Forecast Last Updated at Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 2:29PM

Late Day Sun; Milder, Eventually

The clouds and fog are stubborn to lift out and will linger into the mid-afternoon hours. We still expect some clearing and thus milder temperatures by late day. Big changes are in store for Wednesday as the temperatures cool down a bit and by Wednesday night, a wintry mix is possible. We only expect a dusting of snow at most for the foothills by Thursday morning. Thursday is much colder and windy otherwise. Seasonal temperatures and sunshine are expected for Friday and Saturday. Sunday is an OK day as well but clouds increase and a wintry mix is possible late Sunday night into Monday morning.

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Hi: 55 Lo: 43

Clouds and fog through mid-afternoon; More sunshine late day, then milder; Light SW wind

Hi: 57 Lo: 33

Some sun early; Increasing clouds in the PM; Rain developing Wednesday night; Light east wind becoming NW 5-10 Wed night

Hi: 42 Lo: 22

Cloudy with AM rain and snow; Decreasing cloudiness PM; NW wind 10-15 mph and gusty

Hi: 48 Lo: 24

Generally clear skies; Seasonal temperatures

Hi: 46 Lo: 31

Increasing PM clouds; Seasonal; Maybe some rain later Saturday night

Further Out

Sunday - Periods of daytime rain; Perhaps a brief wintry mix early; High in the mid 40s; Low in the lower 30s
Monday - Mostly cloudy; A few rain or snow showers possible; High in the mid 40s; Low in the mid 20s

Forecast Discussion

The wedge of low clouds and fog has been persistent and stubborn lifting out today for locations east of the mountains. We are still expecting the wedge to break and thus more sunshine by later this afternoon. Once the clearing begins, which should be by mid-afternoon, temperatures will get boost. A passing front will put an end to the briefly mild temperatures though. You'll notice slightly chillier air Wednesday and low pressure will form to our south Wednesday and bring in rain Wednesday night. Colder air will continue to filter in Wednesday night and the rain could change to snow before it ends Thursday morning. At this time, it looks like only a dusting is possible for the foothills.

Thursday is cold and blustery otherwise. High pressure controls Friday and Saturday with seasonably cool temperatures and sunshine. Low pressure will move from the central Plains to the Ohio Valley Sunday and bring rain and possibly a wintry mix. Low pressure looks to form to our south Monday bringing the possibility for a wintry mix. Forecast confidence for Sunday and Monday is low at this time so stay tuned.


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