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Weathercast: Cold fronts to bring showers, possible thunderstorms

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After a couple weeks of dry cold fronts and mild temperatures, the greater Wilson area is in for some rain and a taste of more fall-like weather in the days ahead, Al Thomas explains in this weekend installment of The Wilson Times Weathercast brought to you by

Saturday should see a high around 83, a full 8 degrees above the seasonal average of 75. A cold front is expected late Saturday bringing increasing rain chances on Sunday. The chance of showers rises from 20% in the morning to 40% in the late afternoon and 80% Sunday evening. Highs will be in the mid- to upper 70s with a low just above 60.

When the rain tapers off Monday, the area could tally up to an inch of precipitation, and more in areas where thunderstorms swept through.

For Monday and Tuesday, expect highs in the upper 70s and lows in the low 60s overnight. A fast-moving cold front Tuesday or Wednesday could bring 80% rain chances. Early forecasts call for a Thursday high probably not getting out of the 60s and a low just above 50.


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 Oct. 12.