DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — We’re going to wrap up the work week with yet another round of low 90s for high temperatures and a 30% chance for showers and storms during the late afternoon and evening hours. Shower activity during the late afternoon will be spotty; look for that to change during the evening as a weakening line of showers and storms moves in from the west. Even though this line will be weakening, it may still have a little punch, so gusty winds and some heavy rain are not out of the question, especially in our western counties (Coffee and Geneva), where we have a Marginal risk for severe weather (level 1/5). I’m not buying into this line producing any severe wind gusts, but we’ll continue to monitor forecast trends and models. If the current thinking changes, we’ll let you know!
A frontal boundary will remain draped over the region on Saturday. This will provide the focus for another day of scattered afternoon showers and storms. Once again, temperatures will be very warm as we rise from the low 70s into the low 90s.
Sunday will feature a 40% chance for PM showers and storms. We’ll take another trip into the low 90s from the low 70s.
Once we get this aforementioned frontal boundary out of the Tri-State, we’ll return to more of a typical summer-like pattern Monday through Thursday as a ridge settles in. Each of these four days will have a 30% chance for afternoon showers; highs will stay in the low 90s Monday and Tuesday before we climb into the mid 90s Wednesday and Thursday. In addition to very warm temperatures, we’ll see heat index values/feels like temps in the triple digits. With all this in mind, make sure to drink plenty of water and take frequent breaks if you’re planning on going outdoors on any of these days!