DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Happy Tuesday morning everyone! We are off to a slightly cooler but still muggy start to the day across the Wiregrass, with current temperatures in the low to mid 70s. Some showers are starting to move into portions of our western counties, and will likely move across much of the area through the rest of the morning, so it may not be a bad idea to have the rain gear handy if you’re going out to work or out and about around town! These showers should move out of the region as we head into the lunchtime hours.
As we head into the early afternoon, we will likely see some clouds hang around, but a couple peaks of sunshine are not out of the question either. Going into the mid to late afternoon, we will likely see an abundance of moisture brought back into the area, which will help lead to the formation of numerous showers and storms once again. The coverage of rain will still be high at around 70%, but thankfully we will have a very limited threat for flash flooding compared to yesterday. Nonetheless though, since the coverage of rain looks to be high once again especially later today, make sure to have that rain gear handy if you’re going out and about and also if you’re going to vote in-person! Thanks to the higher rain chances today and the fact that we are located along a stationary frontal boundary, highs will be well below average in the mid 80s. A couple of these showers and storms could hang around into parts of the evening and early overnight hours, but should generally fizzle out by midnight.
This wet and unsettled pattern looks to stick around for Wednesday as well, with scattered to numerous afternoon and evening showers and storms likely once again, with rain chances around 60% area-wide. Highs will still be below average in the mid 80s.
Heading into Thursday, we will see a brief break from the higher chances of rain as this frontal system and trough currently over our area will move out, giving us only a hit-and-miss chance of rain during the afternoon and evening. Highs will be a touch warmer in the upper 80s.
As Friday and the first half of the weekend rolls around, another trough and associated frontal system will push its way into our area, but thankfully will not stick around as long as the previous system. Rain chances will be around 60% for Friday, but look to lessen Saturday as this trough and frontal system will weaken and dissipate. Highs will be a little closer to average in the upper 80s to near 90.
We will then finally return to a more typical summer-like pattern as a ridge moves into our area late this weekend into early next week, keeping our rain chances only around 40% at best for both Sunday and Monday. Thanks to this ridge bringing in slightly drier and warmer air, highs will be back near average in the low 90s.