DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Happy Friday morning everyone! Now that a cold front has moved well past our area, we’re seeing much cooler temperatures area-wide, with most spots sitting in the low 60s. A couple spots in our northern counties have even dropped into the upper 50s! Dewpoints have also fallen as well, mainly into the mid to upper 50s for most locations, which is a welcome change from the humid conditions we’ve seen for most of the summer. Things are quiet from a radar standpoint, with little to no cloud cover across much of the region. Therefore, we will be sunny across the board as we go through the rest of the morning.
This wall-to-wall sunshine will continue throughout the entirety of the afternoon, with highs reaching the mid to upper 80s. In addition, the low dewpoints will stick around across much of the area, making for a very comfortable day overall. Because of this, today will be a perfect day to get outdoors when you can and enjoy this taste of fall-like weather!
The forecast for Friday night football looks to be equally as nice across the board, with mostly clear skies and temperatures in the mid to upper 70s as many games kick off around 7 PM CDT/8 PM EDT. Temperatures will fall into the low 70s by halftime, and eventually the upper 60s to near 70 as many games conclude.
As we head into Saturday, high pressure will build into the area from the east, keeping us mainly dry and mostly sunny. There will be an outside chance at an isolated shower or two though during the late afternoon and early evening, as some moisture may work its way in thanks to the Atlantic sea breeze. Highs will be in the upper 80s once again.
Sunday looks to follow in this same fashion, with mostly sunny skies and around a 20% chance for rain. Highs will stay seasonal in the upper 80s.
Beyond this point, the extended forecast through the middle of next week remains uncertain. There will likely be a tropical wave that will impact TX/LA as we go into Monday, and one particular model (the GFS) has the moisture associated with it potentially moving our way, which could help to increase rain chances. The Euro model keeps this moisture off to our west and the overall pattern of isolated showers and storms at best around. For now, since these two models have such big discrepancies, we will keep the rain chances pretty low (around 20%) Monday through Thursday. Afternoon highs will remain in the upper 80s to near 90. Make sure to stay tuned as we go into next week though, as the forecast could change greatly as we get closer in time!