DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — A low pressure system forecast to move through the southeast US today will be the main focus for our weather to close out the work week. This low is expected to push into our area during the afternoon hours, bringing with it a substantial increase in cloud cover and an abundance of moisture. This moisture, along with the heating of the day, will aid in the development of showers and maybe a few storms, especially as we get into the mid to late afternoon specifically. Rain chances from an area-wide standpoint will be hit-or-miss at around 30%, so while a good majority of folks will likely get some form of shower activity, not everyone will. We’ll see substantially cooler high temperatures compared to the last couple days as most locations only make it into the low and mid 80s.
The low will pull northward away from the region tomorrow, but thanks to a surface trough still in place behind it, another chance for showers (albeit lower than today at 20%) will be on tap for your Saturday. We’ll begin the morning mild once again in the low 60s and warm up solidly into the mid 80s for afternoon highs.
Rain chances will go back up to 40% on Sunday with moisture increasing once again thanks to the aforementioned trough parked over our area. We’ll climb into the mid and upper 80s from the mid 60s prior to the development of showers and storms later in the day.
We’ll see rain chances drop substantially on Monday with high pressure taking over as the dominant feature. Mostly sunny skies and only an isolated sprinkle at best can be expected to begin a new work week. Temperatures will continue their upward trend as we ascend into the low 90s area-wide for highs.
Tuesday will be a mainly sunny and entirely dry day! It will be quite hot once again as we rise from the upper 60s into the low 90s.
Wednesday will feature lots of sunshine as well, but we won’t be entirely dry. An isolated shower or two cannot be ruled out for the afternoon hours. We’ll take a trip up to the low to possibly mid 90s from the upper 60s, meaning that this day specifically could end up being the hottest day of the year so far!
Thursday will essentially be identical to Wednesday in that we’ll see mostly sunny skies and another isolated chance for a shower. We’ll again trek from the upper 60s early in the day up to the low and mid 90s for afternoon highs.