WDHN Storm Team: Heavy rain with a low-end tornado threat Saturday


DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — After scattered showers and storms took us from near 90 degrees down into the 70s, we should remain dry for the rest of the evening. The same can’t be said tonight and tomorrow.

Saturday will be an absolute soaker as heavy rain moves across the Tri-State early Saturday morning through much of the afternoon. Rain totals Saturday could be as high as 3-5″ across much of the area. Isolated locations might see more than 6 inches. Flash flooding will be possible especially in the typical flood prone areas. Make sure to keep children and pets away from any floodwaters. Remember the old say, “Turn around, don’t drown!” Besides heavy rain, a brief, isolated tornado will be possible. The most likely timeframe for one of these quick and likely weak spin-ups will be mid-morning to mid-afternoon.

Sunday will be a little less rainy, but I still expect us to have to take our Father’s Day plans indoors. High temperatures will remain low for this time of year as we peak in the middle 80s. Any additional rainfall will only increase the possibility of flash flooding.

Monday could also see more scattered showers, but there won’t be nearly as much rain to start the week as what we’ll have this weekend. Lows will continue to start in the low to middle 70s and highs will remain in the 80s.

Tuesday has a better chance for rain as a potential line of storms moves across the Southeast U.S. Highs should stay in the 80s yet again.

Wednesday will likely continue the moderate risk for rain with highs in the middle and upper 80s.

Thursday and Friday are trending drier. Rain chances will be around 30% both days with highs in the upper 80s or low 90s.

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