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Weathercast: 90-degree heat makes early arrival this weekend

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For the first time in seven months, the Wilson area can expect high temperatures reaching 90 degrees this weekend.

The last time thermometer mercury topped 90 in Wilson was the first week of October 2018, but a high-pressure system moving across eastern North Carolina on Saturday and setting up off the coast should bring the heat, Albert Thomas Jr. explains in this installment of The Wilson Times Weathercast brought to you by

 Highs should be a couple degrees on either side of the 90 mark, with the best chance for 90 and above on Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures are likely to be just below 90 on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Low temperatures will be in the mid-60s overnight.

The average high for the Wilson area this time of year is 80 degrees and the average low is 56. There's a slight risk of a pop-up thunderstorm each afternoon, but rain chances should range between 10-20%.


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 May 18.