DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Temperatures this morning are slightly warmer in the 50s thanks to the cloud cover we saw for much of the overnight hours and a line of showers that moved through during that time as well. These showers have moved well past our area, and the cold front associated with them is currently moving through. In wake of this front, expect some of the clouds to stick around for a little bit longer before they clear out as we head towards lunchtime.
Thus, we’ll see a transition to mostly sunny skies for the afternoon hours. With cooler air filtering in behind this front as well, we’ll see our high temperatures only top out near 60 degrees during the second half of the day.
After sunset, we can expect our temperatures to plummet overnight tonight and into early Saturday morning thanks to mostly clear skies and radiational cooling, with most of us starting the first day of the weekend down at or just below freezing in the low 30s! Because temperatures are expected to drop to this level, a Freeze Warning will go into effect starting at 2 AM CST and last through 7 AM due to the potential for widespread frost/freeze. With this in mind, make sure to bring any outdoor pets and plants inside before you head off to bed tonight!
The good news is, after that cold start, we’ll rebound nicely for our high temperatures Saturday afternoon, reaching the low 60s under mostly sunny skies.
We’ll see cloud cover move back into the picture Saturday night, so temperatures to begin the day Sunday won’t be nearly as cold in the low 40s. Another cold front will start moving our way by the afternoon, so expect a further increase in cloudiness and the chance for a few showers. The moisture with this system is looking pretty limited though at this time, so the rain chance area-wide will be on the lower end at around 20%. Highs will be in the low 60s once again.
Once this second front clears the Tri-State, another shot of seasonably cool and dry air will follow in its wake as we go into Monday. We’ll start off the day colder down in the upper 30s and make it up to the low 60s during the afternoon with plentiful sunshine making its return.
Tuesday will follow in a similar fashion but with slightly warmer high temperatures. Expect to begin the day in the upper 30s once again and reach the mid to upper 60s by the second half of the day with abundant sunshine.
This slight warming trend will continue for Wednesday as well. We’ll start off the morning slightly warmer in the 40s and top out in the upper 60s to near 70 under sunny skies.
We’ll wash, rinse, and repeat that same forecast for Thursday, with most locations returning to the 70s for those afternoon highs.