DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Happy Friday morning everyone! Thankfully we are dry to kick off the final day of the work week, with temperatures sitting in the low 70s. Dense fog has been an issue area-wide, as visibilities have dropped down to less than a mile in quite a few locations. You may want to take a little extra time in getting to your destination if you’re planning on going out on the roads! Once the sun rises, this fog should gradually fade away. We’ll see mostly cloudy skies as we go through the remainder of the morning.
As we go into the afternoon, we can expect the cloud cover to break up a little bit, making way for mostly sunny skies to make their return as a substantially drier air mass starts to push into the region, finally putting an end to the wet and unsettled pattern we saw for the last several days. However, with a little moisture still lingering around, we cannot entirely rule out the chance for an isolated shower or two. The majority of us should stay dry though. Rain chances overall will be around 20%. Afternoon highs will be warmer compared to previous days, with most spots reaching the mid 80s.
The forecast for the next slate of Friday night football matchups looks to keep the relatively nice weather going. As many of the games kick off, we can expect mostly sunny skies with temperatures in the upper 70s. There will be the outside chance for a shower or two, but most spots look to stay dry. As we go through the rest of the evening, we can expect mostly clear skies and dry weather with temperatures cooling into the low 70s by halftime and the upper 60s by the conclusion of most games. Since the rain chances early on are looking to stay pretty low, you will not need to grab a jacket of any kind if you are planning on going out to watch any of the games, so get out there and take in the mostly beautiful weather that we will have in store!
High pressure will settle into the Southeast as we go into Saturday, drying us out entirely. Therefore, we can expect wall-to-wall sunshine and little to no cloud cover for much of the day. Highs will top out in the mid 80s once again.
Sunday looks to follow in a similar fashion, with plenty of sunshine expected area-wide and highs in the mid 80s.
With the aforementioned high pressure system and a ridge sticking around for much of next week, we can expect the much needed drier weather to continue, with mostly sunny skies on tap for Monday through Thursday. Highs will be in the mid to upper 80s each day.