WDHN Storm Team: High rain chances continue thanks to the remnants of Nicholas


DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Happy Thursday morning everyone! Much of the light rain that we saw overnight has moved to the east of our area, but there have been a couple showers here and there that have redeveloped across parts of the region. These are pretty few and far between though, so the majority of us should stay dry through the rest of the morning.

This will not be the case as we go through the afternoon and evening, as we can expect another round of widespread showers and storms to move through the Wiregrass, thanks once again to moisture associated with the remnants of tropical cyclone Nicholas. Therefore, rain chances area-wide will remain high at around 80%, so definitely make sure to have the rain jacket or umbrella handy if you are planning on going out and about at any point in the day! While the flash flood threat will be relatively low again as this round of rain moves through, it definitely remains a distinct possibility. Afternoon highs, much like yesterday, will only reach the low 80s for most locations thanks to the increased cloud cover and areal extent of rain.

The remnants of Nicholas will continue to drive tropical moisture into our area for Friday as well, with another round of showers and storms expected for the second half of the day. The chance for rain therefore will remain on the higher end at around 70%, with highs a touch warmer in the low to mid 80s.

Saturday looks to follow in this same fashion, with afternoon showers and storms still likely despite the fact that the tropical moisture from Nicholas will start to become a little less potent. Rain chances though will still remain relatively high at around 60%, and highs will stay below average in the low to mid 80s.

As we go into Sunday and Monday, the overall pattern of afternoon and evening scattered showers and storms will continue, but they will start to become more influenced by an upper level low and associated trough streaming Gulf moisture into our area. Both afternoons will feature 50% chances for rain and highs in the mid 80s.

As we head into the middle of next week, this trough will push to the east of our area, helping to drop our rain chances to more hit-or-miss (30-40%) for both Tuesday and Wednesday. As a result, highs will rebound back to near average for this time of year in the mid to upper 80s.

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