WDHN Storm Team: Scattered rain chances continue for the first half of the work week


DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Much of the heavier showers and storms that we saw earlier this afternoon and evening have fizzled out, leaving us with just light rain across much of the Wiregrass. This area of rain should begin to taper out as we approach midnight, leaving us mostly cloudy heading into the early morning hours.

As we go through the day tomorrow, the upper level trough that has dictated the consistent wet pattern for the last several days will start to lift northward, but we will still have more than enough moisture around to keep the chance for scattered showers and storms in the forecast for the second half of the day. Rain chances area-wide though will be a bit lower at around 50%. With a slightly lesser coverage of rain overall, afternoon highs will rise back into the mid to upper 80s.

A surface high pressure system will then set up more of a summer-like pattern for Tuesday, with the chance for scattered showers and storms driven by the heating of the day. Rain chances will be a tad lower around 40%, and highs will be a touch warmer, reaching the upper 80s for most locations.

Another trough, this time with a cold front, will start to approach the Tri-State from the northwest as we head into Wednesday. Out ahead of it, we’ll see the chance for scattered showers and storms once again during the afternoon, with highs in the low to mid 80s. As this front passes through the region during the evening, much drier and cooler air will push in behind it. Because of this, many of us Thursday morning will wake up to low temperatures in the low 60s and dewpoints in the upper 50s!

Much calmer weather will also follow in wake of this cold front, with wall-to-wall sunshine expected each day from Thursday through Sunday. Highs will feel more fall-like, with upper 70s and low 80s expected for each afternoon. The same can be said for the overnight lows, with low 60s across the board going forward. Friday will likely be the coolest start to the day overall, with most spots dropping to the upper 50s!

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