DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — As expected, the line of showers and storms that moved through our area during the pre-dawn hours weakened as it approached from the west, so we did not see severe weather like our friends to the north and west did yesterday. Even though we’ve dried out from this line as of 9 AM, rain chances are not done for the day, as we can anticipate the development of more showers and maybe even a few storms during the afternoon hours as our cold front makes its way in slowly but surely. These storms could become strong and produce some gusty winds and maybe the occasional damaging gust, but we’re not looking for them to be major severe weather producers. With clouds and rain in place for much of the day, we’ll see cooler high temperatures compared to the last couple days as most locations only top out in the upper 70s.
A couple showers could hang around this evening before the cold front officially pushes out of our area to the south. Behind it, we’ll see some clearing during the back half of the overnight as we drop down into the upper 50s and low 60s for lows.
High pressure will settle in briefly post-front for Friday, setting the stage for a drier day overall with mostly sunny skies! We’ll warm back into the low 80s for afternoon highs.
This dry weather will be short-lived though, as a 50% chance for showers and storms will come right back on Saturday thanks to an approaching shortwave. We’ll begin the first day of the weekend mild in the low 60s and take another trip up to the low 80s for highs.
Easter Sunday will look to feature much of the same (a 50% chance for showers and storms) as another shortwave pushes through, so make sure to have a plan if you need to take any outdoor activities inside! After starting the morning in the mid 60s, we’ll ascend to the upper 70s/low 80s once again.
By the time Monday rolls around, we’re anticipating another front to approach our area from the west. With it, we can expect another 50-50 chance for rain and a few storms, mainly during the first half of the day. Temperatures will be similar to prior days as we start out in the 60s and make it up to the upper 70s.
We’ll finally dry out entirely on Tuesday behind this system as mostly sunny skies return. More seasonable temperatures will be on tap post-Monday’s front as highs fall into the mid 70s and lows into the mid 50s.
Wednesday will similarly feature mostly sunny skies as we start to warm back up. We’ll climb into the 80s for highs after waking up to rather cool temperatures in the low 50s.