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Weathercast: High humidity arrives to greet summer solstice

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Eastern North Carolina's weather will be in tune with the astronomical calendar as Friday's solstice marks the first official day of summer, Al Thomas says in this week's installment of The Wilson Times Weathercast brought to you by NCWheels.com.

The humid backside of a large Bermuda high combined with a meandering front stalled to our north will keep the air humid through week's end. Expect daytime highs around 90 degrees Tuesday through Thursday with a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon and early evenings. Rain chances drop to 20% overnight. Heat indexes will be in the mid- to upper 90s.

Friday should be slightly less hot and much drier, with highs likely to peak in the upper 80s. Saturday's high will range from 88-90 degrees. There's a slight chance of a shower either day. Low temperatures for the week are forecast to hit 70-72 degrees.

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.

  • Click the play button to listen to the Weathercast for the week of June 18.

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