DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Yet another hot and humid day with highs mainly in the upper 90s (some lower 100s are not out of the question) and triple digit heat index values/feels like temperatures can be expected to wrap up the work week. Make sure to drink plenty of water, take frequent breaks, and dress in loose-fitting clothing if you plan on being outdoors at any time! Much like yesterday, we’ll see mostly sunny skies and dry conditions prevail through the late afternoon/early evening before scattered showers and storms move in. Some storms could be on the strong to severe side with damaging wind gusts up to 60 mph the main threat; small hail, localized flooding, and frequent cloud-to-ground lightning will also be possible.
Another round of afternoon/evening showers and storms will be on tap for Saturday as a cool front makes its way into the Tri-State from the north. Rain chances area-wide will be around 30%. Temperatures will continue to be well above average for this time of year as we climb from the mid 70s into the upper 90s once again, with some low 100s also possible in isolated spots. Heat indices in the mid 100s to low 110s are again anticipated.
FATHER’S DAY FORECAST: Mainly sunny and dry conditions will prevail. Thanks to the aforementioned front, we’ll see slightly “cooler” temperatures than previous days as well as lower humidity values/dewpoints. We’ll climb into the mid 90s during the afternoon after starting the morning in the low 70s.
Monday will feature mostly sunny skies and an isolated chance for a PM shower. We’ll be slightly warmer than the day before as we take a trip from the low 70s into the mid and upper 90s for highs.
Temperatures will continue to go up Tuesday through Thursday as the mid-level ridge currently overhead starts to dominate our overall weather pattern once again. Each of these three days will have low chances for rain (10-20% at best), so little to no relief from the heat will be likely. Highs Tuesday and Wednesday will be mainly in the upper 90s (with isolated lower 100s). On Thursday, most folks should reach at least 100 degrees, if not higher. Lows will be in the mid 70s.