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Weathercast: Mid-90s add summer-like sizzle to Memorial Day weekend

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Memorial Day weekend in eastern North Carolina will feel more like the Fourth of July, Albert Thomas Jr. explains in this Friday through Tuesday edition of The Wilson Times Weathercast brought to you by

A strong high-pressure system parked to our south is pumping hot air throughout the greater Wilson area. Highs Friday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are expected to reach the mid-90s with a heat index in the upper 90s. A backdoor cold front on Saturday should keep highs just below 90.

Overnight low temperatures should stagnate around 70 degrees except for a brief dip into the 60s on Friday night. Rain chances are minimal, with an outside chance of a stray pop-up thunderstorm on a warm afternoon. A few models predict a 30% chance of a thunderstorm between 4-10 a.m. Sunday.

Listen to the Weathercast for water temperatures at the coast and a Memorial Day message.


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 below to listen to the Weathercast for the weekend of May 24.