Showers and Thunderstorms and Areas of Critical Fire Weather Threats

A series of cold fronts will produce showers and a few strong thunderstorms across parts of the High Plains and into the northern Rockies, and the Mid-Atlantic. Strong, dry winds in the northern Plains, 4-Corners area, and the Southeast will produce critical fire weather threats. Fire weather threats also remain elevated in Guam. Locally heavy rain may cause flash flooding in Hawaii. Read More >

Current conditions at

Morganton-Lenoir Airport (KMRN)

Lat: 35.82°NLon: 81.61°WElev: 1227ft.

Mostly Cloudy

46°F

8°C

Humidity 93%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 29.94 in
Dewpoint 44°F (7°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 7 May 4:15 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

Morganton NC

  • Today

    Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Light west northwest wind becoming northwest 11 to 16 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 65 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. West southwest wind 6 to 9 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 45 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 69. West northwest wind 6 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 69 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 48. Light west northwest wind.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 48 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Light and variable wind becoming south southwest 9 to 14 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 22 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 79 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60.

    Chance Rain

    Low: 60 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Showers likely before 2pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 2pm and 5pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Showers
    Likely

    High: 78 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then a chance of showers between 8pm and 10pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 53 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 71 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Light west northwest wind becoming northwest 11 to 16 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph.
Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. West southwest wind 6 to 9 mph.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 69. West northwest wind 6 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 48. Light west northwest wind.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Light and variable wind becoming south southwest 9 to 14 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 22 mph.
Sunday Night
A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60.
Monday
Showers likely before 2pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 2pm and 5pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Monday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then a chance of showers between 8pm and 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64.
Wednesday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.
Thursday
A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63.
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Point Forecast:
Morganton NC
 35.75°N 81.69°W (Elev. 1198 ft)
3:20 am EDT May 7, 2021
4am EDT May 7, 2021-6pm EDT May 13, 2021
 
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