WDHN Storm Team: Elevated rain chances sticking around for the majority of the work week


DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Happy Tuesday morning everyone! We are starting off the day dry with temperatures slightly below average in the low 70s, much like yesterday morning. Our normal low temperature is around 73. Some spots have even bottomed out in the upper 60s as well! But it does still feel like summer across the region thanks to the high humidity. We can expect to stay dry as we go through the remainder of the morning and into the early afternoon, with ample sunshine helping to warm us into the upper 80s once again across the Wiregrass. Some lower 90s may not be out of the question as well!

As we go into the mid to late afternoon, we will likely see showers and storms start to develop and move across the region, as the setup is similar to yesterday. The chance of rain will remain quite elevated at around 70% thanks to an upper level trough streaming an abundance of Gulf moisture into our area. These showers and storms should last through the evening before fizzling out as we lose the heating of the day heading into the late evening and overnight hours.

This upper level trough will move further north for Wednesday, which will help our rain chances go down a bit, but we’re still expecting scattered afternoon showers and storms once again across a majority of the region, with highs right around the 90 degree mark. The setup for Wednesday’s rain chance will be influenced by a tropical wave located in the northeastern Gulf, which will once again stream an abundance of moisture into our region. This setup will remain in place for Thursday as well, with scattered afternoon and evening showers and storms once again, with highs near 90.

As we head into Friday, a ridge will start to build back into the Wiregrass and begin to drop our rain chances, but pop-up showers and storms will still be possible each day through the weekend and heading into next Monday. Thanks to the lower chances for rain, our highs will consistently be in the lower 90s each afternoon.

Shifting to the tropics, both the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico are quiet for now, and are looking to stay that way through the next 5 days. This lull in activity likely won’t last for long though, as hurricane season is just getting started, so as always we will continue to monitor the tropics and provide any updates when they become available.

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