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Weathercast: Relief in sight after dangerously hot weekend

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A break in the blistering temperatures is in sight, but first, the greater Wilson area will endure a weekend of extreme heat, Al Thomas explains in this weekend's installment of The Wilson Times Weathercast brought to you by

Humidity combines with daytime highs in the mid- to upper 90s to create heat indexes around 110 degrees Saturday and Sunday. Lows will be in the 76 to 78-degree range overnight. A cold front should reach the area on Tuesday, which will increase rain chances from 25% or below through the weekend to 40% Monday and 60% on Tuesday.

Monday's high drops to the low 90s, followed by the upper 80s on Tuesday with a chance of severe thunderstorms.


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 weekend of July 20.