DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — We’re starting off your Friday on the chilly side once again in the mid to upper 30s, so make sure to bundle up in a heavy jacket or coat before you head out the door! We are also rain-free so far to begin the final day of the work week, with showers and some mixed wintry precipitation (sleet and freezing rain) remaining off to our west closer to Mobile/Pensacola and the I-65 corridor.
As we go through the rest of the day today, expect to see these showers push northeast and overspread our area. The coverage of them will be rather scattered, so the chance for rain won’t be nearly as high as yesterday at around 40% area-wide. Temperature-wise, because we are in a post-frontal Arctic airmass, we will really struggle to warm, with most locations only making it up to the mid 40s for highs.
Rain chances look to gradually end this evening as the stalled front to our south and associated low pressure system move further away from the region. We’ll see mostly cloudy skies remain in place for the remainder of the overnight and our temperatures drop down to the mid 30s for lows as we head into Saturday morning.
We’ll keep the cloud cover around for the first half of Saturday before we see skies start to clear by the afternoon with a drier airmass finally pushing in. With sunshine returning in spots for the latter part of the day, we’ll warm up a little bit for our high temperatures to the upper 40s.
With the clouds moving out, this will be a good setup for frost/freeze overnight Saturday into Sunday morning as high pressure settles into the Southeast. There may even be the slight potential for a hard freeze in the normally colder locations as well with the majority of us dropping down to the upper 20s area-wide prior to daybreak. With this in mind, make sure to bring in any pets and plants before you head off to bed tomorrow night!
After this frigid start, we’ll rebound nicely for Sunday afternoon, returning to the 50s high-temperature wise with plenty of sunshine to go around.
We’ll likely see another round of potential frost/freeze Sunday night into Monday morning, although it won’t be as cold with temperatures around the 30 degree mark to begin the new work week. Once again though, we’ll see a nice warm-up from there for the afternoon, reaching the mid to upper 50s with a mix of sun and clouds prevailing.
Rain chances then look to return on Tuesday thanks to a low pressure system down in the Gulf. With this system tracking to our south, all we’ll likely see are scattered showers throughout the day. With a little more cloud cover in place, we’ll start off the morning a little warmer in the 40s. Our highs though will remain virtually unchanged, as mid 50s will be on tap once again since we’ll be on the cool side of this system.
Once this system moves out, we’ll see a reinforced shot of cooler air push in behind it, dropping our lows back down to the 30s and keeping us in the low to mid 50s for highs both Wednesday and Thursday under mostly sunny skies.