WDHN Storm Team: Rainy week ahead

Weather

DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Happy Monday morning everyone! We are warm and humid once again to start off the work week, with temperatures sitting in the low to mid 70s across much of the Wiregrass. We are also rain-free as well, but some areas are seeing scattered clouds and areas of patchy dense fog. If you are in these areas seeing patchy dense fog, make sure to take time in getting to your destination this morning if you’re out on the roads! As we go through the rest of the morning, clouds will begin to increase across much of the region, and a couple light showers can’t be ruled out as well.

Our better chance for rain, however, will arrive as we head into the afternoon hours. Thanks to a surface trough located over our area, an abundance of moisture will be brought into the region, and will aid in developing numerous to widespread showers and storms across much of the Wiregrass. Many of these will be slow-movers, so there is the threat for localized flash flooding in spots as these move through the region during much of the afternoon and lasting into the evening. Once we lose the heating of the day, our rain chances will greatly diminish heading into the overnight hours. Thanks to the increased cloud cover and rain chances, our highs this afternoon will only reach the mid to upper 80s across much of the region, about 7-8 degrees below where we should be for this time of year.

This wet and unsettled weather pattern will stick around for Tuesday and Wednesday as well, with numerous to widespread showers and storms possible each afternoon and evening. The potential for localized flash flooding will also be present with any storms that develop as well. Highs will stay in the mid to upper 80s with the increased cloud cover and elevated rain chances.

Thankfully, as we look towards Thursday, an upper level ridge looks to settle back into the region, bringing in slightly drier air and a return to a more typical summer-like pattern, with a chance for scattered afternoon and evening showers and storms sticking around in the Wiregrass each day from Thursday through the weekend as adequate moisture will still remain in place. Thanks to the slightly lower rain chances, our highs will return to the low 90s.

Shifting to the tropics, all is quiet right now in both the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, and it looks to stay that way over the next 5 days. However, we will as always continue to watch the tropics for any development, as hurricane season is just getting started.

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