DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Today will be our warmest day in a while as highs return to the low 60s area-wide. A mix of sun and clouds will fill the skies.
More substantial cloud cover will move in tonight as our next system (a shortwave) inches closer to the region, so expect to start out Tuesday significantly milder in the upper 40s and low 50s. A couple showers will be possible as this shortwave pushes through from west to east during the day. High temperatures will likely be a couple degrees warmer than today as most locations top out in the mid 60s.
We’ll dry out post-shortwave on Wednesday as temperatures warm up even more. Under mostly to partly sunny skies, temperatures will rise from the low 50s to the seasonal low 70s.
THANKSGIVING DAY FORECAST: We’ll see increasing clouds throughout the day ahead of a cold front, but we should stay dry outside of an isolated shower during the afternoon hours. We’ll take another trip to the low 70s after beginning the morning in the low 50s. Rain chances will increase late Thanksgiving night into early Friday as this cold front pushes in from the west.
The cold front will continue its journey through the region on Friday, where we’ll have a 40% chance for showers. Cloud cover in place should keep highs a little cooler in the mid to upper 60s.
The weekend is where the models diverge quite a bit. The European model runs have been a lot more consistent than the GFS, showing dry weather both Saturday and Sunday. The GFS, on the other hand, has decent chances for rain both days, but the model runs have been rather inconsistent showing this. Given what we’re seeing between the two models, we’re going to lean closer to the Euro solution with mainly dry weather both Saturday and Sunday. Just in case this thinking changes though, we’ll leave in some cloud cover and an isolated rain chance. Highs will be similar to Friday as we reach the mid and upper 60s both afternoons.