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NWS Winter Weather Advisory (Caldwell County)

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Morganton-Lenoir Airport , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 5:04PM

Lingering Flurries; Frigid

After an over-achieving snow event today, things have tapered to just a few flurries as of late this afternoon. Expect flurries to continue for a time after dark before eventual overnight clearing. After a frigid start, tomorrow temperatures recover significantly, then we'll be back above-normal for Friday through the weekend as mostly clear conditions prevail. The snow will be but a memory by then.

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Wednesday

Hi: 30 Lo: 12

Evening flurries; Becoming clear & frigid; NW wind 5-10 mph
Thursday

Hi: 44 Lo: 20

Bright sunshine; Not as cold by afternoon; West wind 5-10 mph
Friday

Hi: 52 Lo: 22

Sunny & much milder; Light & variable wind
Saturday

Hi: 56 Lo: 32

Lots of sunshine; Pleasant
Sunday

Hi: 58 Lo: 39

Plenty of sunshine & nice; More clouds Sunday night

Further Out

Monday - Cloudy with rain likely, especially PM; High in the mid 50s; Low in the upper 30s
Tuesday - Becoming mostly sunny; High in the lower 50s; Low in the upper 20s

Forecast Discussion

The Arctic cold front and associated low-pressure wave was responsible for our over-achieving snow event today. Flurries continue falling through the evening before skies clear overnight.

Today's bitter cold and snow will conclude a memorably cold first half of January. High pressure will be in firm command of our weather for Thursday and Friday, promoting bright sunshine and a steady moderation in temperatures.

The high will be shifting offshore by the weekend, and much milder Pacific air will be flooding into the eastern United States as we turn the page to a long-lasting mild weather regime. Expect a pleasant weekend with a return to above-normal temperatures.

The next weather-maker of note will be a cold front of Pacific origins arriving on Monday. Expect rain with this system, particularly during the afternoon and evening. More pleasant weather returns for Tuesday.

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