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Weathercast: Cold front's timing could determine Dorian's effects

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Hurricane Dorian's speed, its path and the timing of an approaching cold front are variables likely to affect how much wind and rain the area sees, Al Thomas explains in this week's installment of The Wilson Times Weathercast.

The cyclone's sluggish movement through Monday is allowing a protective high-pressure ridge to contract and move away, but a cold front expected late Thursday or early Friday could help push Dorian offshore and minimize its impact on the Tar Heel State.

As of Monday afternoon, most models showed some intense rain in Wilson with winds gusting to 40 mph on Thursday, but fluctuations in Dorian's track will likely alter that forecast. It's still too early to predict how much rainfall Wilson and surrounding counties could see.

Expect partly cloudy skies, high humidity and temps in the upper 80s ahead of Dorian's arrival, with lows around 70. Listen to the Weathercast recording below for more details.


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 Sept. 3.