DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Expect temperatures to drop into the middle and upper 50s tonight with clouds moving in.
Tomorrow, most of the rain with Tropical Storm Nicole should hold off until about noon for Dothan, but a couple isolated showers will be possible before the main batch of rain moves in. Moderate rain will likely be present across much of the Tri-State region during the afternoon hours but taper off to light or non-existent for those close to the I-65 corridor. As the center of the storm moves inland, rainfall rates will likely increase during the evening hours. Temperatures will hold in the middle and upper 60s most of the day. While this storm won’t be good for those hoping to go to the National Peanut Festival, it will bring us very beneficial rainfall. Expect lower rainfall totals between 0.5″ to an inch closer to I-65 and higher totals in excess of 2 inches around and east of the Alabama/Georgia state line. Winds will be breezy tonight and tomorrow with most of our sustained winds around 30 mph before the storm approaches our area. By the afternoon, winds could be sustained around 25-30 mph, and gusts could be closer to 35 or 40 mph or even higher, especially in SW Georgia.
We’ll be warm heading into Friday morning with temperatures in the low 60s and lingering, light showers possible to start off the day. Clouds will hang around after the rain moves out and warmer air will move in behind Nicole, which will be decaying as it continues moving through Georgia. Highs should peak in the middle 70s during the afternoon hours.
A mix of sun and clouds will fill the skies on Saturday. Another drop in temperature can be expected as lows fall back to the 50s and highs drop to the low 70s.
Sunday and Monday will be even cooler with afternoon highs in the upper 50s to low 60s and overnight lows in the 30s and 40s. Both days will feature mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies.
A new area of low pressure will track eastward towards our area on Tuesday, bringing a 50% chance for showers back to the region. Expect high temperatures to warm up a couple degrees into the middle 60s ahead of this system.
We’ll clear out and dry out behind this low on Wednesday. After beginning the morning in the low 50s, we’ll rise into the low 60s.