DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures can be expected once again today as most locations top out in the low 90s for highs. Rain chances will remain isolated at best, with only a sprinkle or two possible during the afternoon hours.
Rain chances will go up significantly to 60% on Friday as a cold front moves into the region. Short-range models are showing much of the shower and storm activity associated with this front to develop during the afternoon hours in clusters as opposed to a linear fashion like we would typically see with a front. The potential will be there for some of these storms to become strong to severe, with damaging winds, large hail, and even an isolated tornado possible. The latest Storm Prediction Center Day 2 outlook places all of our area in a Slight (level 2/5) risk to account for these threats. In addition to this severe potential and higher chance for rain, we’ll see winds pick up in advance of the front as well. With all this in mind, make sure you’re paying attention to the weather tomorrow and have a way to receive warnings should any come out for your area! We’ll begin the morning very mild in the upper 60s and only make it up to the mid 80s, cooling off a good bit from previous days thanks to an increased coverage of rain and cloud cover.
This cold front will be slow in its progression southeastward, so we’ll keep showers and storms in the forecast for Saturday. Rain chances will be far lower than Friday though at 20%, so not all of us will get another round of wet weather to kick off the weekend. We’ll climb from the mid 60s in the morning to the mid 80s by the afternoon.
Once this front fully exits our area, it will leave drier and more seasonable air in its wake. This will set the stage for sunny skies to return on Sunday with no chance for rain at all, which is great news if you have any Mother’s Day plans outdoors! We’ll wake up to slightly cooler temperatures in the low 60s and top out in the mid 80s once again.
Monday and Tuesday will feature similarly nice weather with sunny to mostly sunny skies and slightly warmer temperatures as we begin the next work week in style! Expect to begin both days in the low to mid 60s and reach the mid to upper 80s for afternoon highs.
Rain then returns to the forecast on Wednesday with a 30% chance for afternoon showers. Temperatures will be similar to the two previous days as we again start out in the mid 60s and trek up to the mid to upper 80s.