DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Most folks are waking up to chilly conditions once again with temperatures in the upper 30s, so make sure to bundle up before you head out on your morning commute! We’ll start to warm up gradually as we go through the next couple hours thanks to plentiful sunshine.
Temperatures will continue to climb during the afternoon hours with sunshine remaining in abundance across the Tri-State. We’ll eventually top out a couple degrees warmer than yesterday in the low to mid 60s for our highs.
Expect temperatures to drop considerably after sunset, making for another very cold overnight period. Thus, most locations will begin the final day of the work week tomorrow very similar to today in the upper 30s to near 40 degrees.
After this cold start, we’ll rebound nicely for your Friday afternoon, reaching the 60s for high temperatures once again under mostly sunny skies.
Our extended period of dry weather then looks to come to an end on Saturday as a deepening low pressure system starts to approach the region. This low will bring with it sufficient moisture to develop scattered showers starting in the afternoon, with rain chances increasing from there later on during the evening and overnight hours as the center of the low tracks just north of our area. There will also be the potential for a few thunderstorms as well, but any that form are expected to remain below severe limits for now with the better warm and unstable air staying just to our south along the coast of the Florida Panhandle where there is a Marginal (level 1/5) risk for severe weather; however, we’ll continue to monitor future model runs and provide updates if this current thinking changes. The chance for rain therefore will be higher (90%) for Saturday night into Sunday morning, and slightly lower (40%) for Saturday itself. Highs will remain seasonable in the mid 60s.
We’ll likely start out Sunday warm with some rain still around before we dry out and cool down upon the influence of the low leaving our area during the second half of the day. Our high of 50 therefore will likely occur prior to dawn, with temperatures dropping from there during the afternoon hours.
Cooler air looks to stick around beyond that for the beginning of the work week as high pressure settles back into the region. Expect to begin both Monday and Tuesday near the freezing mark and top out in the low to mid 50s under sunny to mostly sunny skies.
We’ll warm back up to more seasonable temperatures for Wednesday out ahead of our next potential system. After another cold start in the 30s, we’ll return to the 60s by the afternoon.