Severe Weather and Flooding Threats

A slow moving storm system continues to advance to the east bringing a severe weather and flash flooding threat from the Midwest to the central Gulf Coast. A Pacific storm system is expected to produce severe thunderstorms beginning late Thursday afternoon in the Northwest and Northern Rockies. Read More >

Current conditions at

Morganton-Lenoir Airport (KMRN)

Lat: 35.82°NLon: 81.61°WElev: 1227ft.

Light Drizzle

63°F

17°C

Humidity 97%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.25 in
Dewpoint 62°F (17°C)
Visibility 3.00 mi
Last update 26 May 6:35 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

3 Miles S Lake James NC

Flood Watch until May 27, 12:00pm
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Flood Watch
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    Flood Watch until May 27, 12:00pm

    NOW until
    12:00pm Fri

    Flood Watch

  • Today

    Today: Rain likely before 3pm, then showers between 3pm and 4pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm.  Patchy fog. High near 72. East wind 5 to 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

    Showers and
    Patchy Fog

    High: 72 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 10pm, then showers between 10pm and 4am, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 4am.  Patchy fog after 7pm. Low around 63. South wind around 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

    Showers and
    Patchy Fog

    Low: 63 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 10am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10am.  Patchy fog before 9am.  Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 78. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Showers
    Likely and
    Patchy Fog
    then Chance
    T-storms

    High: 78 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. West southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 56 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 78. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Sunny

    High: 78 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 55.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 55 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 83.

    Sunny

    High: 83 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 60 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Rain likely before 3pm, then showers between 3pm and 4pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. Patchy fog. High near 72. East wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
Tonight
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 10pm, then showers between 10pm and 4am, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 4am. Patchy fog after 7pm. Low around 63. South wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
Friday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 10am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10am. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 78. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. West southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 78. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 55.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 83.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 60.
Memorial Day
Sunny, with a high near 86.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 63.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 89.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 64.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 90.
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Point Forecast:
3 Miles S Lake James NC
 35.69°N 81.83°W (Elev. 1266 ft)
4:46 am EDT May 26, 2022
6am EDT May 26, 2022-6pm EDT Jun 1, 2022
 
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