DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Through late afternoon, we will stay dry and mostly sunny as we warm up into the upper 90s for highs. Heat index values and feels like temperatures once again will be in the triple digits, making for another oppressively hot and humid day overall. A Heat Advisory is in effect area-wide through 7 PM CDT/8 PM EDT given the expectation that heat index values will reach the 105-110 degree range. If you have any outdoor plans today, it is extremely important that you drink plenty of water, take frequent breaks, and wear loose-fitting clothing to prevent getting any heat-related illnesses! A line of showers and storms will push through the region during the late afternoon and evening hours, likely bringing us some relief from the heat. Much like we saw yesterday, some of these storms could be strong to severe, with damaging wind gusts the main threat. Other threats these storms could pose include isolated large hail, flash flooding, and frequent cloud-to-ground lightning. This line should exit the region before midnight.
Hot and humid conditions will continue tomorrow as we take another trip into the upper 90s from the mid 70s. A few afternoon showers and storms will be possible, but not as many locations will get rain as previous days. The chance of rain area-wide will be around 30%.
Rain chances will drop down to 20% on Friday. Yet another afternoon will be spent in the upper 90s with triple digit heat indices.
We’ll kick off Father’s Day weekend with a mainly dry and mostly sunny day Saturday, with only an isolated shower possible at best. After beginning the day in the mid 70s, we’ll top out in the upper 90s with widespread 100+ degree heat index values expected once again.
FATHER’S DAY FORECAST: Another dry and mainly sunny day will be on tap with only an isolated chance for a shower. Highs will be slightly “cooler” in the mid 90s.
Rain chances will go back up to 20% Monday and Tuesday as our extended stretch of very warm weather continues. Highs both days will be in the mid 90s; lows will be in the 70s.