WDHN Storm Team: Rain chances on the increase as we go through the rest of the week


DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Happy Tuesday morning everyone! We are off to a rain-free start to the day across much of the Wiregrass, with our temperatures right around average in the low to mid 70s. Some areas in our far northern counties (Barbour and Pike) did have some light showers earlier this morning thanks to the remnants of Danny, which weakened below tropical depression status as of the last National Hurricane Center update. The remnants of Danny, however, are still producing heavy rain well to our north across central AL.

Here in the Wiregrass, we will remain dry as we go through the remainder of the morning into the early afternoon. Thanks to ample sunshine, we will warm up into the upper 80s across most spots, with even a couple low 90s possible as well. Thanks to this heating during the day, we can expect the development of a few pop-up showers and storms as we go into the late afternoon and early evening. Those that do get a shower or storm will cool down quite a bit as well. Once we lose the heating of the day, we can expect these showers and storms to diminish, leaving us with another warm and muggy night.

Wednesday, however, is when we’ll really begin to see our rain chances increase. We’re likely still looking at pop-up showers and storms during the afternoon and evening then as well, but more areas will see rain tomorrow compared to today, therefore our highs will likely only reach the upper 80s. As we go into Thursday and lasting through the Fourth of July weekend, our focus will then shift to a cold front that will make its way towards our area from the north, which will help to greatly increase our rain chances each day to around 60%. Thanks to the higher rain chances beginning on Thursday, our highs will only make it up to the mid 80s in most spots during this timeframe, lasting into the Fourth of July weekend.

Turning to the tropics, now that Danny has officially dissipated, we’re continuing to watch an area of unorganized convection in the eastern Atlantic that has about a 40% chance of formation in the next 5 days as it moves westward towards the Leeward Islands and Hispaniola. We will, of course, watch this system and provide more updates on it as they become available.

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