DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Mostly cloudy to partly sunny skies and warm temperatures will be the name of the game today as we take another trip to the low 80s for afternoon highs. An isolated shower or two will be possible this morning, but outside of that, we’ll look to stay dry for most of the day. Breezy conditions can also be expected as our next frontal system starts to inch its way closer, mainly during the afternoon hours when our sustained winds will be in the 10-20 mph range with gusts up to 25-30 mph possible. With this in mind, it may not be a bad idea to bring in any loose outdoor objects so that they don’t get blown away!
Our focus then turns to the aforementioned front as we head into the overnight hours. Out ahead of it, we’ll see a weakening line of showers and storms make its way into the region, first entering the western counties between 2-3 AM. From there, it will continue eastward through the rest of the Tri-State before exiting off to the southeast by about 6 AM. With this line, we’re not anticipating any severe weather, but we definitely will see some moderate to heavy rain and maybe some gusty winds. Lows tonight will be mild once again in the mid 60s.
We’ll begin Thursday with the leading edge of the line pushing out. Rain and a few storms will continue off and on throughout the rest of the day as the front starts to slow down with its progression southeastward through our area. A couple of these storms could be marginally strong with gusty winds the main threat. Highs will be considerably cooler than days past thanks to a greater coverage of rain as most locations only top out in the upper 70s.
Rain chances will drop off a good bit to 20% on Friday as the front pushes into the Florida Panhandle and stalls. After starting out the morning slightly cooler in the upper 50s, we’ll rise back into the low 80s for afternoon highs.
A shortwave is then forecast to push in from the west on Saturday and interact with the stalled frontal boundary to our south. This will help drive our rain chances back up to 40% as we kick off the weekend. We’ll wake up to temperatures in the low 60s and again climb up to the low 80s.
Easter Sunday will look to feature this same setup with a second shortwave and thus another 40% chance for showers, so make sure to have a plan if you need to take any outdoor activities inside! After beginning the day in the mid 60s, we’ll take another trek up to the low 80s for highs.
By the time Monday rolls around, we’re anticipating another front to approach our area from the west and wash out the first stalled front. With this second system, we’ll be looking at a slightly higher chance for showers at 50% as it moves through. Temperatures will be similar to prior days as we start out in the 60s and make it up to the upper 70s/low 80s once again.
We’ll finally dry out entirely on Tuesday behind this system as mostly sunny skies make their return. More seasonable temperatures can be expected after the second front as highs fall into the mid 70s and lows into the mid 50s.