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Weathercast: Rain ushers in a week of cooler weather

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Showers and storms on Tuesday will usher in a cold front that will finally break the streak of hot, humid days with potentially dangerous heat indexes, Al Thomas says in this week's installment of The Wilson Times Weathercast brought to you by

The cold front should drop daytime temperatures from the upper 80s to the upper 70s on Tuesday afternoon, with a 30% chance of rain by midmorning rising to nearly 100% by midafternoon. Expect an inch to an inch and a half of rain, with much higher totals possible in thunderstorms.

High temps should range from 84-86 degrees Wednesday and Thursday and 85-87 on Friday. A warmup begins over the weekend with temperatures once again cracking the 90-degree barrier. Lows Tuesday through Friday night should be in the mid-60s with a refreshing low-60s night possible Wednesday.


Albert Thomas Jr., a Wilson attorney and retired judge, will weigh in on Wilson's weather conditions each Tuesday and Saturday. Thomas is a forecast aficionado who recalls Wilson community weatherman Joe Overman's broadcasts on WVOT radio.

Visit each Tuesday for a look at workweek weather highlights and get Wilson County's weekend forecast each Saturday morning.

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