DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Happy Wednesday morning everyone! We’re seeing a wet start to the day so far as steady rain is moving into the region associated with the tropical disturbance we’ve been watching down in the Gulf over the last several days. We can expect this steady rain to continue through the rest of the morning as more tropical moisture is streamed into our area.
This tropical disturbance continues to remain rather disorganized as of the latest National Hurricane Center update. Because of this, it only has a 50% chance of organizing enough to become a named tropical system over the next 48 hours as it moves towards the northeastern Gulf. Despite this though, we can still expect the moisture associated with it to continue bringing numerous showers and storms to the Wiregrass throughout much of the day, with the chance of rain around 80% for most locations. Needless to say, you will definitely need the rain jacket and/or umbrella if you’re headed out and about today! Thankfully, flash flooding is not expected for the most part as rainfall amounts will be generally around 0.5″ or less. Ponding on the roadways will be possible though with any heavier showers and storms that come through. High temperatures will only reach the mid 80s in most spots thanks to the increased cloud cover and rain chances.
Once this tropical low moves southeast of our area late tonight, the better moisture content and rain chances will go with it, leaving us dry to start off Thursday. We will still have the chance for scattered showers and storms later in the day though as a cold front pushes through the Tri-State during the late afternoon and evening hours. Rain chances will be far lower compared to today at around 40% area-wide, and highs will be in the mid 80s once again.
Once this front moves past our area, a slightly drier airmass will move in, giving us a dry and beautiful day across the board for Friday, with wall-to-wall sunshine expected for the entirety of the Wiregrass. Highs will remain below average in the mid to upper 80s, and lows will be cooler in the mid 60s.
As we go into the weekend and early next week, high pressure will settle back in, keeping our rain chances isolated at best for Saturday through Tuesday. Afternoon highs will be a touch warmer in the upper 80s to near 90, and morning lows will stay relatively cool in the mid to upper 60s.