DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Hot and humid conditions will prevail once again today as most locations top out in the mid 90s. Heat index values/feels like temperatures will be even higher in the low 100s when factoring in our dewpoints, which will be in the oppressive range above 70 degrees. Make sure you’re drinking plenty of water and taking frequent breaks if you have any plans to be outdoors! The good news is that we won’t have to deal with the heat all day, as we’ll likely get some scattered showers and storms to develop during the mid to late afternoon. With area-wide rain chances right around 40%, there will be enough of these showers and storms to bring most folks some sort of relief from the heat.
Rain chances will go up to 60% tomorrow. The setup will be the same as today; we’ll warm up to the 90s from the mid 70s before showers and storms arrive during the PM hours and cool us down. With dewpoints forecast to be in the 70s again, heat index values will likely surpass the triple digits for most in the Tri-State.
As a surface trough pushes into the region on Sunday, rain chances will increase even more to 90% as this trough interacts with Gulf moisture. This will translate to a washout day with widespread showers and storms expected. We’ll begin the morning in the mid 70s and only make it up to the upper 80s.
The aforementioned trough will hang around through Monday, so rain chances will remain high around 70% as we begin a new work week. We’ll again only rise into the upper 80s for highs from the mid 70s as clouds, in combination with numerous showers and storms, help to keep our daytime temperatures a little bit below average.
We’ll return to a more typical summertime pattern Tuesday through Thursday once the trough exits. Rain chances on each of these three days will be right around 50%, and temperatures will be around average; highs will make their way back to the 90s and lows will remain in the 70s.