WDHN Storm Team: Cooler temperatures sticking around for the next couple days

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — As expected, much cooler air has moved into the Wiregrass behind a cold front that came through the region this morning, with the majority of us sitting in the upper 50s to near 60 at the moment. We can expect this drop in temperatures to continue as we go through the overnight hours, with most spots bottoming out in the low 50s and possibly upper 40s under clear skies.

With such a cool start to the day for Sunday morning as mentioned above, if you have any plans to go out and about early on, you’ll definitely need to take a jacket along with you! Plentiful sunshine will be the name of the game as we go through the rest of the day thanks to high pressure settling in across much of the Southeast. Much like the low temperatures, highs will be on the cool side, with most locations only topping out in the low to mid 70s! Breezy conditions will also prevail for much of the day as well, with 5-10 mph northerly winds along with some gusts approaching 20 mph.

We’ll begin Monday on the cool side once again in the upper 40s and low 50s, so plan on taking a jacket with you if you’re going out to work or into town early on in the day! High pressure will hold for much of the day once again, keeping us dry with a mix of sun and clouds. Highs will stay refreshingly cool with most spots topping out in the mid 70s.

Tuesday will follow in a similar fashion, with mostly sunny skies expected once again. Highs will be a bit warmer though, reaching the upper 70s to near 80 for most locations.

Wednesday will continue the trend of fair weather and gradually warming temperatures, with afternoon highs expected to return to the low 80s for the majority of us by this point.

As we go into Thursday, some models are hinting at a shortwave and potential cold front pushing towards our area from the west. Even though most of us should again stay dry and mostly sunny, we cannot rule out at least the possibility of an isolated shower or two with the return of moisture via southerly flow. Highs will be in the low 80s.

Friday looks to be the same way, with isolated showers possible once again as this potential cold front and shortwave pushes through the region. For now though, we’re keeping rain chances on the low end again (around 20%) since the timing and specific impact of this potential system is still too far out. Highs will again top out in the low 80s.

This means that post-front, we will see a return to sunny skies and cooler temperatures for next Saturday. The temperature change won’t be as stark though, with lows dropping to the upper 50s and highs reaching the upper 70s.

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