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Weathercast: Clash of weather systems could bring rain, cooler temps

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Eastern North Carolina could be the stage for a showdown between an approaching cold front and a stubborn Bermuda high-pressure system at week's end, Al Thomas explains in this installment of The Wilson Times Weathercast brought to you by

Typical summer weather should hold sway Tuesday through Thursday, with highs in the low 90s and lows in the 72-74-degree range. Rain chances of around 30% in Tuesday and Wednesday increase to 40% late Thursday afternoon and spike to 60% late Friday afternoon, with Friday's high topping out in the mid-80s.

Friday and Saturday could see the competing weather systems collide. Weather models are trending toward a cold front making its way through North Carolina, which would bring Saturday's high down to a mild 80 degrees with lows reaching the upper 60s. With increasing sun, the temperature begins rebounding Sunday with a forecast high in the low 80s.


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.

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