Weathercast: When it comes to snowfall accumulations, your mileage may vary

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Today's snowfall totals will likely hinge on how quickly the temperature drops and where you live.

The National Weather Service's Tuesday afternoon forecast called for 2-4 inches of snow in Wilson, but whether residents see a mere dusting or a thick blanket of white remains to be seen as the storm takes shape, Albert Thomas explains in today's special interim installment of The Wilson Times Weathercast.

Snow should be falling in the area between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., but forecast models are split on whether it will be mixed with rain. The weather service predicted air temperatures around 31 degrees falling into the 20s during the day.

With Raleigh and areas west seeing the most snowfall, totals are likely to be highest in western portions of the Times' readership area. Thomas said Sims, Bailey and Elm City may see 3-4 inches of snow while Walstonburg and Fountain could see just 1-2 inches - with the caveat that winter storm forecasts change almost by the hour.


Albert Thomas Jr., a Wilson attorney and retired judge, will weigh in on Wilson's weather conditions each Tuesday and Saturday. Thomas is forecast aficionado who recalls Wilson community weatherman Joe Overman's broadcasts on WVOT radio.

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

  • Click the play button below to listen to The Wilson Times Weathercast for Wednesday, Jan. 17.