DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — We’ll be flirting with record high temperatures today as most locations make it up to the mid 80s during the afternoon under mainly sunny skies. The current record high for this date (November 7th) here in Dothan is 84, and our forecasted high is 85, so there’s a chance we break a record at least here in the Circle City!
We’ll begin Tuesday in the mid 60s and rise into the low and possibly mid 80s. Sunshine and a few high clouds will fill the skies once again.
Wednesday will be our first cool day in a long time, as we can expect to start out the morning in the low 50s and only make it up to the low 70s. Clouds will increase as moisture on the very outer edge of Subtropical Storm Nicole moves in from the southeast. Winds will also pick up across the region with a strong pressure gradient in place.
Thursday will also be partly cloudy and breezy. Unlike the day before, we won’t be entirely dry; an isolated shower will be possible late in the afternoon or during the evening. We’ll climb into the mid and upper 70s from the 50s. Nicole will track across the Florida Peninsula during the day before emerging into the eastern Gulf of Mexico.
Friday’s forecast will be highly dependent on where Nicole’s eventual turn to the north occurs in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. If it doesn’t stay over water long, rain chances should stay well off to our southeast. If it takes more of a northwesterly track, our eastern counties in particular will have a decent shot at a few showers. For now, we’re going to keep rain chances on the low end at 20%. High temperatures will be seasonable in the upper 70s.
Saturday will feature another cooldown as highs fall back to the low 70s. Mainly sunny skies will prevail.
Another front may move through early in the day on Sunday and bring us a shower or two, but there’s a lot of uncertainty about whether this system will transpire or not, so the forecast will likely change. Front or not, temperatures will take another significant tumble as afternoon highs plummet to the low 60s.