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Weathercast: Comfortable weekend, then upper 70s Monday and Tuesday

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The audio portion of the Weathercast is on the blink, but otherwise it is difficult to have any complaint about the forecast, at least through Tuesday.

Sunshine is expected to be abundant Saturday, Sunday and Monday, with temperatures very comfortable other than being a little chilly at wake-up Sunday. Controlling high pressure will be moving from our northwest, to directly over North Carolina and finally to just off of the Southeast coast.

Precipitation probabilities are minimal through most of Monday, and only rise to 30% overnight Monday and Tuesday for mostly light, scattered showers.  One model followed by the Weathercast does throw in a chance of a thunderstorm late Monday.

Saturday's high temperature is expected to be in the mid-60s, a little off the average high of 70 due to a light north wind.  The overnight low drops to the mid-40s, but thanks to high pressure moving offshore and winds going to the south, Sunday begins a warmup. 

Highs Sunday are expected to reach 70, followed by the upper 70s Monday and Tuesday. Sunday's overnight low should be around 50 with a low of 60 overnight Monday.

The weather models diverge when it comes to precipitation late Monday and Tuesday. Most keep the amount of rainfall low, but show probabilities ranging from 20 to 40%.  Even with those increased chances, however, skies should remain partly cloudy.

Wednesday may be warmer still, with highs in the low 80s. There is a 20% chance of showers.

A cooling trend is expected to begin Thursday. 

ABOUT THE WEATHERCAST

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 WilsonTimes.com each Tuesday for a look at workweek weather highlights and get Wilson County's weekend forecast each Saturday morning.

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