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Morganton-Lenoir Airport , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 6:33PM

Nice Weekend Conclusion

Skies were partly to mostly sunny today with isolated late-day showers and thunderstorms. Most of the action today has been over mountain areas to our west. Monday and Tuesday will bring an improving chance for showers and thunderstorms, before we get an air mass change for Wednesday and Thursday. After this break, more unsettled weather will return at the end of next week and to start next weekend.

Sunday

Hi: 91 Lo: 68

Partly cloudy with a renegade evening shower or thundershower; Calm wind
Monday

Hi: 87 Lo: 68

Partly to mostly cloudy; PM showers & thunderstorms are likely; SW wind 5-10 mph
Tuesday

Hi: 87 Lo: 67

Partly to mostly cloudy; A good chance for daytime showers & thunderstorms; Light SW wind
Wednesday

Hi: 87 Lo: 63

Mostly sunny & less humid
Thursday

Hi: 85 Lo: 64

Mostly sunny & pleasant

Further Out

Friday - Partly cloudy; A late-day or nighttime shower or thundershower; High in the mid 80s; Low in the mid 60s
Saturday - More clouds; A good chance for showers & thunderstorms; High in the mid 80s; Low in the mid 60s

Forecast Discussion

Skies were partly to mostly sunny today as high pressure held on for another day. An isolated shower or thunderstorm will be around through the evening, but the best opportunity will be closer to the Blue Ridge today.

A rather strong cold front for this time of year will be approaching early next week. Showers and thunderstorms will be likely with this feature until it gets through here later Tuesday night and early Wednesday.

Behind the front, we get a good two-day break in the action, with somewhat cooler but notably less humid conditions. Wednesday and Thursday look like great days to get outside and enjoy the weather.

By Friday and Saturday, an approaching upper level disturbance will encourage the front stalled-out to our south to return northward as a warm front as a low-pressure wave passes by to our north. This will bring a return to shower and thunderstorm opportunities by late Friday and especially to begin next weekend.

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