DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Today will feel more like early fall with slightly below average highs in the low and mid 80s. Mainly sunny skies will prevail.
We can expect clouds to move in and winds to pick up on Wednesday as the pressure gradient in the atmosphere tightens with Hurricane Ian moving into the Gulf of Mexico. Cloud cover blanketing the region will help keep our high temperatures cool in the low 80s.
Thursday continues these breezy conditions and partly cloudy skies as Ian moves inland over the Florida Peninsula. Rain chances will be very low, with only an isolated shower or two possible at best. We’ll only rise into the upper 70s during the afternoon hours after starting the morning in the low 60s.
Friday will have a 50-50 chance for showers across mainly the eastern parts of the region (Houston, Henry, and Early counties) closer to where the center of Ian is anticipated to track. Winds will remain on the breezy side area-wide. Highs will be even cooler in the mid 70s.
Saturday will have a 30% chance for some lingering showers as Ian pushes out of the Southeast. Expect high temperatures to climb back into the low 80s.
Both Sunday and Monday will have a mix of sun and clouds with a chance for an isolated shower or two. Afternoon highs will remain below average in the low 80s as we close out the weekend and begin a new work week.