DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Today will be another hot and humid day as most locations reach the mid 90s. When factoring in the high dewpoints and humidity values we’re going to see, it’s going to feel even hotter than that, as heat index values are expected to soar into the upper 90s and possibly lower triple digits. Make sure to drink plenty of water and take frequent breaks if you have any outdoor plans! Rain chances will be pretty slim, with only an isolated shower or two possible at best during the afternoon.
Tomorrow will feature another round of hot weather with highs in the low to mid 90s and heat index values once again surpassing the century mark. The good news is, we’ll likely see some extended relief from the heat in the form of scattered showers and storms during the PM hours. Rain chances area-wide will be a good bit higher than today in the 40-50% range.
Saturday will similarly have a 50% chance of showers and storms. We’ll begin the first half of the weekend mild in the mid 70s and top out in the low 90s.
Rain chances will increase to 80% on Sunday as a weak surface trough pushes into the region. As it interacts with abundant Gulf moisture, a more widespread coverage of showers and storms is expected for the afternoon and evening. Thanks to the fact that we’ll have more in the way of clouds and rain around, most will only peak in the upper 80s, but one or two locations could still reach the 90 degree mark as well.
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 only rise into the upper 80s for highs from the mid 70s as clouds, in combination with widespread showers and storms, once again help to keep our daytime temperatures a little bit below average.
Once the trough exits, we’ll return to our typical summertime pattern of hit-or-miss rain chances for Tuesday and Wednesday. Both days will have temperatures around average; highs will return to the low 90s and lows will remain in the mid 70s.