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Weathercast: Blast of arctic air brings season's coldest temps

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An unusually large dip in the jet stream will allow a blast of arctic air to sink well into the southern United States Tuesday, bringing the Wilson Times area its coldest temperatures of the season.

A high Tuesday in the mid-50s will occur in the morning, followed by steadily dropping temperatures all afternoon. Lows Wednesday morning at sunrise will touch the mid-20s. To make matters worse, a north wind around 10 mph will make it feel like the upper teens between 6 and 7 a.m.

Wednesday and Wednesday night will be cold.

​Some moderation in the temperatures Thursday will be followed by an increasing chance of showers starting overnight in advance of another cold front Friday with a complicating trough off of the coast. There is hope for moderating temperatures by Sunday, though still below average.

For details, click on the Weathercast's audio link below.


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.

  • Click the play button to listen to the Weathercast for the week of Nov. 12.