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Weathercast: Showers, thunderstorms on horizon through midweek

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A rainy weekend and start to the workweek is in store for the greater Wilson area and east-central North Carolina, Al Thomas explains in this installment of The Wilson Times Weathercast brought to you by

A stationary trough in place this weekend followed by a cold front and low-pressure system late Sunday and early Monday should keep shower and thunderstorm chances high. Expect a 40% chance of rain Saturday dropping to 20% overnight and early Sunday, then a spike to 70% from Sunday afternoon to midday Monday.

Daytime highs will be right at or below the seasonal average of 90 degrees, with mid-80s more likely Monday and Tuesday with increased rain chances. Overnight lows will be in the low 70s.


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 July 6.