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Weathercast: Tropical system brings Saturday evening storms

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A tropical system forecast to sweep through eastern North Carolina should bring rain — very heavy in spots — to the greater Wilson area on Saturday evening, Al Thomas explains in this weekend's installment of The Wilson Times Weathercast brought to you by

Friday's forecasts called for rain to arrive shortly after 6 p.m. with sustained winds of 10-15 mph and gusts above 20 mph. The area can expect 1-2 inches of rain with some areas receiving more due to a few embedded cloudbursts. As of Friday, flash flood watches had not been issued. Showers may continue into Sunday morning and taper off.

Saturday should see a high of 70 degrees, with Sunday reaching the mid-60s and Monday and Tuesday in the mid-70s. Lows will be in the mid-50s falling to the upper 40s overnight Tuesday. A cold front is set to arrive, bringing another round of showers overnight Monday into Tuesday.


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 below to listen to the Weathercast for the weekend of Oct. 19.