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Morganton-Lenoir Airport , NC
About halfway between Morganton & Lenoir

Forecast Last Updated at Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 4:19PM

Hello Autumn

Fall arrived officially this morning at 9:31AM EDT. It will continue to feel like it this evening and Wednesday morning with another round of cool temperatures. A higher cloud canopy will arrive on the scene for midweek, and rain follows by late Thursday into Friday. We’re optimistic of a brighter, warmer weekend, however.


Hi: 71 Lo: 47

Partly cloudy; Calm wind

Hi: 74 Lo: 53

Sunshine filtered through some high cloudiness; Light SW wind

Hi: 69 Lo: 56

Mostly cloudy; Rain likely by late in the day; Wet Thursday night; Light SSW wind

Hi: 69 Lo: 59

Generally cloudy with periods of rain

Hi: 75 Lo: 59

Morning cloudiness; Some afternoon sunshine; Stray shower

Further Out

Sunday - Mix of clouds & sun; Just an isolated shower; Warm; High in the mid 70s; Low in the upper 50s
Monday - A good deal of sunshine; Warm; High in the upper 70s; Low in the mid 50s

Forecast Discussion

Fall arrived this morning on cue with crisp wake-up temperatures in the 40s across the area (a few spots even touched the upper 30s). We'll cool off again overnight, but not quite as chilly as we saw this morning.

Tropical Storm Beta weakened into a Depression today as it continues to meander slowly inland. The moisture from this system will take a turn to the northeast and is expected to affect western North Carolina with increasing high cloudiness on Wednesday. As the moisture depth continues to increase, rain is expected to overspread the region late Thursday, Thursday night and into Friday.

The good news is, the weekend should be rather nice and warmer. Early cloudiness should yield to sunshine on Saturday, followed by a partly sunny Sunday and Monday. We’ll hold onto a stray pop-up shower mention through the period, but rain chances aren’t inspiring once we get past Friday.

In the tropics, Hurricane Teddy is about to pay a visit to Nova Scotia by Wednesday. Meanwhile, Paulette has regenerated as a tropical storm south of the Azores. The tropical Atlantic will likely fall into at least a brief slumber after the recent hyperactive spurt of activity of recent weeks.


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