DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — We saw clear skies and comfortable temperatures dominate across the Tri-State to begin the final weekend of November. As we go through the evening and overnight hours, expect the cloud-free weather to continue at least early on, but as a shortwave moves our way after midnight, a deck of clouds will come with it, as well as the possibility for a few light showers. These combined will prevent our low temperatures from even dropping close to where we were this morning, as most spots will likely wake up to 40s Sunday morning.
The cloudiness and chance for a few showers will continue throughout much of the day on Sunday as this aforementioned shortwave pushes through the region. Because this shortwave will be in the process of weakening as it moves through and the fact that the better moisture will be more elevated with this system, we’re keeping rain chances pretty low at around 20%, so not everyone will not see rain. Thanks to the cloud cover and chance for showers, our high temperatures will only make it to just shy of 60 degrees for most locations. The shortwave is then expected to exit during the evening, with a cold front quickly sweeping through behind it. This will scour out much of the cloud cover as we head into the overnight hours.
In wake of this system, cooler and drier air will usher back in, dropping our low temperatures Monday morning down into the upper 30s. Temperatures will warm up after that thankfully, as most spots reach the low 60s by the afternoon with plenty of sunshine to go around.
Tuesday morning will start out a little bit colder with temperatures in the mid 30s, meaning we might have the potential for patchy frost area-wide once again! We’ll rebound nicely though as we go into the second half of the day, topping out in the mid 60s under sunny skies.
Temperatures will then start to trend warmer as we go into Wednesday. We’ll start the day in the 40s and return to the 70s by the afternoon with sunshine and a few fair weather clouds.
Thursday will keep this pattern rolling, as we’ll begin the day slightly warmer in the upper 40s and make it up to the low to mid 70s with abundant sunshine.
Friday will feature much of the same, but with a little more fair weather cloud cover. Expect 50s in the morning followed by a warm up into the mid 70s by the second half of the day.
As we go into next Saturday, this pattern of dry weather looks to come to an end somewhat as another frontal system moves our way. Moisture looks to be lacking with this system, so we’re only putting an isolated rain chance at best into the forecast for now. Otherwise, we’ll see a slight increase in cloud cover and above average high temperatures in the low to mid 70s once again.