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Weathercast: Dog days of summer return with the workweek

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A weekend cold front won't cool things off, and the greater Wilson area can expect a return to the dog days of summer as the workweek begins, Al Thomas explains in this installment of The Wilson Times Weathercast brought to you by

High temperatures should be in the 90-92-degree range Saturday and Sunday with a heat index in the mid-90s. Daytime highs will rise to the mid-90s Monday through Wednesday with the feels-like temperature cracking the century mark. The heat index could reach 105-108 degrees Tuesday and Wednesday, and overnight lows will rise from around 70 over the weekend to the mid-70s.

Rain chances go from 30% on Saturday to 20% Sunday, 15% on Monday and 20% Tuesday. Another cold front may or may not reach the Wilson area, but it's expected to bring a 40% to 60% chance of precipitation either way.


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 weekend of Aug. 10.