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Weathercast: Cold front brings chilly days, subfreezing nights

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Winter hasn't bypassed The Wilson Times' area after all.

A large dip in the jet stream well south and east of its recent pattern will push through a cold front late Saturday and bring much colder air into the area by overnight Sunday.

There is a 50% chance of showers Saturday, mostly in the evening and early overnight hours.

The arctic high, though reduced in effect this far south, is expected to stay in control through Thursday.

High temperatures Saturday and Sunday are forecast to reach the mid-50s with overnight Saturday lows holding in the upper 40s. By sunrise Monday, though, temperatures will have dropped to the 25- to 28-degree range with wind chills near 20. Highs Monday and Tuesday will barely get to 40 followed by overnight lows in the low 20s.

For 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 the weekend of Jan. 18.