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Weathercast: Triple-digit heat rings in Fourth of July

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Heat will be relentless this week with Wednesday's high peaking at 100 degrees and the heat index at or above 100 through at least Saturday, Al Thomas says in this week's installment of The Wilson Times Weathercast brought to you by NCWheels.com.

Actual high temperatures should be in the mid-90s on Tuesday and fall to the low 90s Thursday through Saturday after peaking at the century mark by midweek. Overnight lows will range from 72-75 degrees.

Rain chances rise from 10% Tuesday to 25% late Wednesday, then to 40% in the afternoon and evening on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 20% overnight. Any rain in the region should be confined to scattered showers and storms, though some thunderstorms could be severe due to the sweltering summer heat.

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 July 2.

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