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NWS Wind Advisory (Burke County)

NWS Flash Flood Watch (Burke County)

Current Conditions
Morg-Len Apt

Temp: 59.0°F
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Morganton-Lenoir Airport , NC

Forecast Last Updated at Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 8:03PM

Rain Tonight, Not as Intense

Showers become much more sporadic and less intense after midnight as the moist conveyor belt drops south and becomes centered over central South Carolina and east Georgia. Sunday has scattered showers and warmer temperatures. A few leftover showers will be around early Monday but we can probably give the official "all clear" Monday afternoon. The good news... plenty of time to dry out next week with some very fine days ahead.

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Hi: 58 Lo: 55

Cloudy with patchy fog; Periods of rain (not as heavy); NE wind 10-15 mph & gusty

Hi: 64 Lo: 55

Cloudy; Scattered showers; NE wind 10-15 mph & gusty

Hi: 71 Lo: 52

Perhaps a morning shower, then increasing sunshine & warmer; NE wind 5-10 mph

Hi: 77 Lo: 51

Mostly sunny; Finally unloading the ark

Hi: 76 Lo: 52

Lots of sunshine; Pleasant

Further Out

Thursday - Scattered cloudds; More nice weather; High in the mid 70s; Low in the lower 50s
Friday - Partly cloudy; Another fine day; High in the mid 70s; Low in the lower 50s

Forecast Discussion

Three key weather components are in play this weekend inundating the Southeast with torrential rainfall. An upper level low is parked over GA/AL and the Florida Panhandle. It slowly moves east the next three days as a blocking area of high pressure is sprawled across Quebec. Of course the elephant in the room is hurricane Joaquin which is finally starting to move north away from the Bahamas and eventually on a track northeast into the open north Atlantic. While Joaquin gets a lot of attention it only serves to enhance the moisture fetch into the Carolinas/Virginia from the Atlantic.

Tonight the band of heavy rain shifts south into central South Carolina and Georgia. Showers become less intense and persistent after midnight and continue at times Sunday. While the main event is over by tomorrow morning showers linger until early Monday. When it's all said and done rainfall totals end in the 2"-4".

If you live near a stream or creek, be aware of rapidly changing water levels and be prepared to seek higher ground, if necessary. Never cross a flooded, road as the depth of water may be deceptive. It only takes a foot of water to carry away a small vehicle.

Sunshine returns Monday afternoon and generally carries us through the rest of the work week... the calm after the storm. In fact, it will be a rather marvelous five day stretch. A weak front approaches Friday which warrants the small mention of an afternoon shower.


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