WDHN Storm Team: Rain chances on the increase


DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Happy Tuesday morning everyone! Things are quiet to start off the day, with overcast skies and temperatures in the low 70s for most locations. We can expect the cloud cover to stick around as we go through the rest of the morning, with only a very low-end chance for a shower or two.

As we go through the afternoon hours, the majority of us will stay mostly cloudy. Since there will be a little moisture around, an isolated chance for a shower or two is not out of the question, but most spots should stay dry. Highs will reach the mid to upper 80s.

As we go into Wednesday, we’ll start to see a shift away from the semi-dry pattern that we’ve been in for the last several days. This is thanks in part to Tropical Storm Nicholas, which will be a remnant low over southeast TX/southwest LA by tomorrow morning. The remnants of Nicholas will help to bring ample moisture back to the region, meaning we will have the chance for scattered to numerous showers and storms for much of the day. Rain chances area-wide will be significantly higher at around 60%, and highs will be much cooler in the low 80s thanks to the increased cloud cover and areal extent of showers and storms.

The wet weather looks to continue for Thursday as well, with scattered to numerous showers and storms expected once again as the moisture from Nicholas sticks around. Rain chances will remain high at around 60%, and highs will be in the low to mid 80s.

Rain chances will drop a bit for Friday, but southerly flow from the Gulf will still bring the chance for scattered showers and storms into the region during the afternoon and evening. Highs will once again reach the mid 80s for most locations.

As we head into and through the weekend, the chance for scattered showers and storms will continue thanks to a persistent southerly flow. Both Saturday and Sunday will feature a 40% chance for rain and highs a touch warmer in the mid to upper 80s.

As we go into Monday, rain chances will look to back down a little more as a ridge builds back into the Wiregrass. Hit-or-miss showers and storms will still be possible during the afternoon and evening though thanks to the heating of the day. Highs will return to near normal values in the upper 80s.

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