DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — You’ll definitely want to grab a heavy jacket/coat and even some gloves and a knit hat for the morning commute, as many of us are waking up to mid 30s for the final day of the work week in wake of a cold front that pushed through the region last night! The good news is, you’ll likely be able to remove some of the extra layers of warmth that you put on as we go through the next couple hours, as we can expect to warm up gradually under sunny skies.
Plentiful sunshine will continue for the afternoon hours as well. Thanks to a cool post-frontal airmass in place and a wind coming generally out of the north, we’ll only see our highs reach the low 50s for most locations in the Tri-State.
We’ll see our temperatures plummet tonight once again with this same setup in place down to the mid 30s. A couple isolated spots of frost or freeze are not out of the question either in the northern portion of the region.
We’ll recover nicely after this chilly start as we go through the day on Saturday, mainly thanks to a shift in our winds to the east. This will help return us to the 60s for our afternoon highs with mostly sunny skies prevailing.
We’ll start off Sunday significantly warmer in the 50s. Our focus will then turn to an approaching cold front later on in the day. The timing with this front has actually been pushed back quite a bit compared to previous forecasts, so only expect a chance for some scattered showers during the afternoon with the better potential for rain and maybe a few thunderstorms to come during the evening and overnight hours as the front moves closer. 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 when they become available! With a warm and muggy airmass in place in advance of this system, we’ll see high temperatures climb into the mid 70s.
We’ll see some showers linger around as the front pushes through Monday morning. In its wake, we can anticipate cooler and drier air to filter back in as we progress through the rest of the day. Thus, our official high of 62 will likely occur (potentially) prior to sunrise, with temperatures falling after that with the front’s passage.
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. Both days will feature morning lows in the low to mid 30s followed by a warm up to the 50s.
By the time we reach Thursday, things look to moderate temperature-wise. We’ll begin the day still cold in the upper 30s but rebound nicely back to the 60s by the afternoon with a mix of sun and clouds expected.