Good evening, Foothills Weather Nation!
We are finally winding down to our final hours of rain and drizzle as precipitation probabilities taper away during the overnight hours tonight. While the rain is mostly past us, we are currently under a dense fog advisory as per the National Weather Service until 10 pm tonight, but we will still see patchy fog all the way through Sunday morning. Once our Sunday fog clears, we will be blessed with a much welcomed partly sunny day.
We wanted to share with you some interesting data as we are nearing the end of 2018. With 16 days to go we are seeing record or close to record rainfall totals for much of the forecasting area.
First for three cities within our forecasting area that are close to reaching the records:
Lenior at 62 inches of rainfall
Hickory at 59 inches of rainfall
Shelby at 60 inches of rainfall.
Now onto three cities that have broken record rainfalls:
Morganton at 69 inches of rainfall
Forest City at 66 inches of rainfall
Lastly, we have Marion with 96 inches of rainfall so far this year! As our Meteorologist Daniel Crawley would say, Marion is on the #Roadto100 !
As any North Carolinian will tell you, the weather is never dull here and will always keep you on your toes. Let's see what the rest of the year has for us!
Thanks for reading!