DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Happy Friday morning everyone! We are dry to start off the day, with temperatures sitting in the low to mid 70s. Dense fog has developed across much of the region since there is still a lot of moisture and humidity around, so visibilities out on the roads are reduced. Therefore, make sure to take some extra time in getting to your destination if you’re going out and about! This fog should gradually clear out once the sun rises, and we’ll stay cloudy for the rest of the morning, with an outside chance at a shower or two closer to lunchtime.
As we head through the afternoon and into the evening, we can expect another round of widespread showers and storms to move through much of the region since we will still have moisture around from the remnants of tropical cyclone Nicholas. Therefore, rain chances area-wide will remain on the higher end at around 70%, so make sure once again to have that rain jacket or umbrella handy for much of the day! Afternoon highs will be a little warmer than yesterday, reaching the mid 80s for most locations.
Showers and storms should be making their way out as we head towards the beginning of most of the Friday night football games, but definitely still have the rain gear with you, as some of them could still be around. We’ll keep it at around a 40% chance of rain for kickoff. As we go through the rest of the evening, those rain chances will gradually go down, and by the times most of the games conclude, most spots should be dry. Temperatures will hold in the 70s for much of the evening.
As we head into Saturday, an upper level low (aka post-Nicholas) and a high pressure system off the coast of the Atlantic will both help to continue the steady flow of Gulf moisture into our area. Therefore, showers and storms will be likely once again during the afternoon and evening. Rain chances will remain at around 70%, and highs will continue to stay on the cooler side in the mid 80s.
We’ll keep the flow of Gulf moisture around for Sunday as well, so showers and storms can be expected for the second half of the day again. Rain chances will drop a bit, but will still remain on the high side at around 60%. Highs will stay below normal in the mid 80s for most spots.
As a trough moves towards our area early next week, we’ll keep the chance for scattered showers and storms around for Monday through Wednesday, albeit a little lower than in previous days. Each afternoon will feature 40-50% chances for rain and highs in the mid to upper 80s.
Once this trough pushes east of our area late Wednesday into early Thursday, this will usher in a much-needed break from the higher rain chances, as well as another taste of some fall-like temperatures! Therefore, we will see mostly sunny skies with an isolated chance of rain at best for Thursday afternoon. As Highs will only reach the low 80s and lows will be much cooler in the mid 60s.