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NWS Special Weather Statement (Caldwell County)

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Morganton-Lenoir Airport , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Friday, February 21, 2020 at 5:48AM

Sunny, But Rather Cold

Bright sunshine returns in the wake of our Thursday snowfall, along with seasonably cold temperatures. Under clear skies and calm winds tonight, temperatures will fall deep into the 20s. The weekend looks quite pleasant with moderating temperatures. And it will be dry! Unfortunately, the rain returns to begin the new workweek.


Hi: 43 Lo: 21

Bright sunshine; Cold; North wind 5-10 mph becoming calm Friday night

Hi: 53 Lo: 25

Sunny; A bit milder; Nearly calm wind

Hi: 56 Lo: 36

Partly to mostly sunny; Thickening clouds Sunday night; Light SSW wind

Hi: 45 Lo: 40

Cloudy with periods of rain

Hi: 62 Lo: 42

Early rain ending; Intervals of clouds & sunshine; Mild

Further Out

Wednesday - Partly cloudy with an afternoon shower; Mild, then colder Wednesday night; High in the upper 50s; Low in the lower 30s
Thursday - Lots of sunshine, but cold; High in the lower 40s; Low in the lower 20s

Forecast Discussion

Our snow-producing feature has exited stage right, and Canadian high pressure is building strongly into western North Carolina today. That will promote brilliant sunshine and chilly temperatures today, and clear skies and downright cold conditions tonight.

As the high shifts offshore by late in the weekend, developing southerly breezes will transport milder air into the region, so temperatures will moderate nicely for Saturday and Sunday as dry weather is maintained.

Changes occur quickly by early next week as a warm front heads back our way on Monday, followed by a frontal passage early Tuesday. Rain will return to start the new workweek and it will be chilly.

There will be a significant break in action after Tuesday morning into Wednesday, when the next strong cold front pushes through by late Wednesday. Mild temperatures are expected. A few showers will accompany the front Wednesday afternoon, followed by mostly clear and colder weather for next Thursday.


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