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Weathercast: Winter storm expected to bring 3-5 inches of snow

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Snow should replace rain in The Wilson Times area by late Thursday afternoon, resulting in a winter storm warning from the National Weather Service.

Up to 3-5 inches of snow is expected by the time the precipitation ends early Friday morning.

Temperatures are forecast to be in the low 40s when rain begins around noon but fall to just above freezing by 5 p.m. when a changeover to all snow occurs. The NWS is calling for temperatures to reach freezing by 9 p.m., but there are other weather models holding that off until past midnight.

The combination of freezing temperatures and snow will continue until around 3 a.m. when the offshore low finally moves eastward enough to allow skies to begin clearing.

By daybreak Friday, temperatures will be around 26 degrees with northeast winds blowing at 10 to 15 mph. Wind chills will likely hit the upper teens.

For more 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 Thursday, Feb. 20.