DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Happy Wednesday morning everyone! We are seeing some areas of drizzle out there at the moment, with a large area of light to moderate rain just off to our west. All of this rain is associated with the remnants of Nicholas, now a tropical depression centered over southwest LA. As we go through the rest of the morning, we can expect the chance for rain to increase as moisture associated with Nicholas pushes into to our area.
This moisture will help aid in the continued development of numerous showers and storms that will move across the region throughout the rest of the afternoon and into the evening as well. Therefore, the chance for rain overall will be high at around 80%, so definitely make sure to have the rain gear handy if you’re going out and about at any point today! Since we will likely have many rounds of showers and storms that move through, isolated spots of flash flooding will be possible, so remember as always to turn around and don’t drown if you encounter any flooded roads! Thankfully, there will be no threat for severe weather here in the Wiregrass, but a couple storms down in coastal areas of the Panhandle could pose the threat for an isolated tornado or two. High temperatures today will only peak in the low 80s for most locations thanks to the increased cloud cover and rain chances.
The moisture associated with the remnants of Nicholas will stick around for much of the day on Thursday as well, so numerous showers and storms can be expected once again. Isolated flash flooding will remain a concern area-wide. Rain chances will be around 70%, and highs will be in the low 80s.
Friday looks to follow in this same fashion, even as the organization of Nicholas begins to fall apart. Showers and storms will still be likely as we go through the afternoon and evening as southerly flow from the Gulf continues to drive ample moisture into our area. Therefore, rain chances will remain high at 70% for much of the region. Highs will stay on the cool side in the low to mid 80s.
As we head into and through the weekend, the overall weather pattern will start to become more influenced by a high pressure system over the Atlantic. This will continue driving southerly flow from the Gulf into our area, so scattered afternoon and evening showers and storms will remain possible, with both Saturday and Sunday featuring 50% chances for rain. Highs will be a touch warmer in the mid 80s.
A ridge will start to build back into our area as we head into early next week, which will help to decrease our rain chances a little bit more down to 40% for both Monday and Tuesday. Highs will climb back closer to near normal values in the mid to upper 80s.