DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Another round of widespread showers and storms can be expected today, especially from the mid-morning hours into the afternoon. Some storms could again be on the strong to severe side, with damaging winds, large hail, heavy rain, and even a brief tornado or two all possible. Our area is now in a Slight (level 2/5) risk for severe weather as of the latest Day 1 outlook issued by the SPC. Even though this severe potential is on the lower end of things, make sure to have a way to receive warnings and know what to do or where to go should a warning be issued for your area! We’ll only top out near 80 degrees for highs thanks to the fact that we’ll have overcast skies and rain around for much of the day.

The cold front responsible for all of the weather we’ll see today will push through right around sunrise tomorrow morning. Right along the front, there will be a chance for an isolated shower or two, mainly in the eastern part of the region. After the front clears our area, we can expect clouds to thin out, giving way to sunshine as we go through the rest of the day! We won’t see temperatures get knocked down at all post-front; in fact, we’ll see highs rebound back to the mid 80s for your Friday afternoon. 

Memorial Day weekend across the board will feature fantastic weather, with sunny skies, low humidity, and comfortably warm temperatures on tap for both Saturday and Sunday! We’ll begin both days in the low to mid 60s. On Saturday, we’ll climb into the mid 80s for afternoon highs. We’ll be a touch warmer on Sunday as most locations ascend to the upper 80s.

Low-end rain chances will return to the forecast on Memorial Day itself as temperatures continue to rise. Expect to start the morning in the mid 60s and reach the 90 degree mark for highs.

Hit-or-miss rain chances will continue into the middle of next week with a 30% chance for showers on Tuesday and Wednesday. Highs will be in the upper 80s both days, and lows will be in the upper 60s.