DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Temperatures are down in the 40s once again to start off your Thursday, so make sure to grab something warm to wear as you head out the door this morning! As we go through the next couple hours, you’ll likely be able to shed any extra layers you put on, as we can expect to warm up gradually under mostly sunny skies.
We’ll see an increase in cloud cover for the afternoon hours as a cold front makes its way towards the region. In advance of it, we will also see plentiful moisture stream in via southerly flow from the Gulf. This will allow scattered showers to develop and move across the Tri-State during this time, likely in two rounds: one right after lunchtime and the other in the form of a line right along the cold front itself during the late afternoon/early evening hours. Thus, we’ll see a decently high chance for rain today at around 40% area-wide, so make sure to have the rain jacket or umbrella handy if you’re planning on going out and about, especially later on in the day! High temperatures will top out just shy of 70 degrees for most locations.
After the front itself sweeps through this evening, we’ll see much cooler and drier air filter in immediately behind it for the overnight hours. This will help clear out the cloud cover and drop our temperatures down to right around freezing in the low to mid 30s by sunrise tomorrow morning. Breezy conditions can also be expected in wake of this system as well, which will make it feel even more chilly to start off Friday!
High pressure will build back in during the day on Friday as we remain in a cool post-frontal airmass. We’ll only reach the low 50s for our highs by the afternoon with sunny skies prevailing.
We’ll start out Saturday similarly cold in the mid 30s. We’ll recover nicely though by the second half of the day, warming up to the low to mid 60s under mostly sunny skies.
Our focus then turns to a second cold front for Sunday. With this system being a little stronger than the first one, we can expect a higher chance for showers with it and maybe even a few thunderstorms, mainly during the late afternoon and into the evening hours. For now, it looks like there won’t be a threat for severe weather with this front, but we’ll continue to watch for any changes as we get closer and provide any updates to the forecast when they become available! Highs will be considerably warmer in the low 70s in spite of the higher rain chances.
Some of the shower and storm activity will likely carry into the overnight hours, with rain chances gradually decreasing as the front passes through during the morning hours on Monday. Highs will likely top out around 60 degrees then before temperatures fall during the afternoon hours in wake of the front’s passage as cooler and drier air filters back in.
With this type of airmass settling back in, this will return us to slightly below average temperatures and sunny to mostly sunny skies for Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. Expect to begin both days in the low to mid 30s and top out in the 50s.