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Weathercast: Heat index spikes to 106 degrees this week

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Scorching temperatures in the mid-90s and heat indexes topping out at 106 degrees are in store for the greater Wilson area through Sunday, Al Thomas explains in this week's installment of The Wilson Times Weathercast brought to you by

Strong high-pressure systems offshore and in the northeast corner of the Gulf of Mexico will pump plenty of hot air our way, with daily heat indexes ranging from 102-106 degrees and in the triple digits between 1-6 p.m. daily. Overnight lows will be in the muggy mid-70s.

The only chance for relief will be in pop-up thunderstorms, with the greatest chances Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Due to the high temperatures, storms have the potential to be intense.

Listen to the Weathercast audio file below to find out when the pattern of hot, humid days could pause.


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 July 16.