Heavy Rainfall and Flash Flood Threats Shift From Southern Plains to Lower Mississippi Valley; Elevated to Critical Fire Concerns Out West

Heavy to excessive rainfall with flash flood concerns will shift from the southern Plains into the Lower Mississippi Valley. Elevated to Critical Fire weather threats will linger through the weekend across the Great Basin and central Rockies. Finally, Major to Record river flooding will continue in portions of the Midwest and across parts of North and South Carolina this weekend. Read More >

Current conditions at

Morganton-Lenoir Airport (KMRN)

Lat: 35.82°NLon: 81.61°WElev: 1227ft.

Partly Cloudy

71°F

22°C

Humidity 96%
Wind Speed Calm
Barometer 30.19 in
Dewpoint 70°F (21°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 21 Sep 9:05 pm EDT
Extended Forecast for

Morganton NC

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Patchy fog after 2am.  Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 65. Calm wind.

    Mostly Clear
    then Patchy
    Fog

    Low: 65 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  Patchy fog before 9am.  Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Patchy Fog
    then Chance
    T-storms

    High: 87 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am, then a slight chance of showers.  Patchy fog between 1am and 3am.  Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 66. Calm wind.  Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    T-storms and
    Patchy Fog

    Low: 66 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. Light east northeast wind.  Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 74 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers.  Cloudy, with a low around 60. Northeast wind 3 to 6 mph.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 60 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 40 percent chance of showers.  Cloudy, with a high near 72.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 72 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers.  Cloudy, with a low around 63.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 63 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of showers.  Cloudy, with a high near 77.

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 77 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers before 10pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.

    Chance
    Showers then
    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 64 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 65. Calm wind.
Saturday
A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am, then a slight chance of showers. Patchy fog between 1am and 3am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 66. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. Light east northeast wind. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 60. Northeast wind 3 to 6 mph.
Monday
A 40 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 72.
Monday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 63.
Tuesday
A 40 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 77.
Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.
Wednesday
A chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Wednesday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Thursday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79.
Thursday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Friday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80.
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Point Forecast:
Morganton NC
 35.75°N 81.69°W (Elev. 1198 ft)
7:26 pm EDT Sep 21, 2018
9pm EDT Sep 21, 2018-6pm EDT Sep 28, 2018
 
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