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Weathercast: Cold front brings Thursday snow chances

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After a mild start with temperatures reaching the mid-60s Tuesday afternoon, The Wilson Times area is set for a full-bear return to winter weather.

There is even a chance of a dusting of snow Thursday night.

A warm front is expected to pass through early Tuesday, bringing a few very scattered light showers. A cold front will quickly follow by late afternoon, with rain chances climbing to 60% to 80% into Wednesday afternoon.

Temperatures will go on a steady decline after Tuesday's midafternoon peak. Wednesday's high in the upper 50s will occur shortly after midnight with temperatures falling into the mid-40s by Wednesday afternoon.

Thursday is the question mark.

A second round of cold air will be coming from the north by evening while a low pressure system to the southeast tries to spread precipitation inland.  As of late Monday, no weather model followed here is calling for a major snow event.  Parts of the area, particularly those south and east of Wilson, could see snow flurries or even a light dusting of snow.  Views on just where the dividing line is for light snow remain varied.

By sunrise Friday temperatures will have dropped to the mid-20s with a wind chill in the upper teens to around 20 - but the low pressure system should be far out to sea.

For details, please click on the Weathercast's audio link below.


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 week of Feb. 18.