DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — We’re expecting the development of more showers and storms later today as a cold front pushes into the Tri-State. Some of these storms could be strong to severe. Here are all the details you need to know:
TIMING: The main window for severe weather potential will be between 11 AM and 4 PM.
THREATS: All modes of severe weather will be possible (damaging winds, large hail, and a tornado or two), but the magnitude and extent of each individual threat still remains a bit uncertain. These two factors (magnitude and extent) will be highly dependent on whether the storms remain discrete and supercellular in nature or if they can congeal together into a line. If the storms that develop can remain more supercellular in nature and more discrete, the tornado and hail threat will be higher. However, if the storms can congeal together into a line, look for damaging winds and a brief tornado to be the things to watch for. The Storm Prediction Center has our northern counties (Coffee, Dale, and Henry) in an Enhanced (level 3/5) risk for severe weather, with the remainder of the area in the Slight (level 2/5) risk.
All in all, today’s looking to be an active day, so make sure to stay weather aware and download the WDHN Weather app so you can receive any warnings that come out for your location! Outside of the severe weather potential, we’ll see winds pick up quite a bit into the 10-15 mph range, with some gusts up to 30 mph possible. We’ll top out in the low to mid 80s for highs prior to storms moving in.
The front will push out of our area late tonight, with drier and more seasonal air to filter in behind it. This will set the stage for drier weather and mostly sunny skies to return for your Saturday. We’ll start off the morning cooler in the upper 50s and low 60s and climb into the mid 80s for afternoon highs.
MOTHER’S DAY FORECAST: We’ll see sunny skies and seasonable temperatures prevail once again, so it’ll be a great day to get outdoors if you have plans to! We’ll take another trip up to the mid 80s after beginning the day in the upper 50s.
Monday through Wednesday will feature similarly nice weather as sunny to mostly sunny skies continue and we warm up slightly. Expect to begin all three days in the upper 50s/low 60s and reach the mid to upper 80s for highs.
We’ll keep conditions relatively the same for Thursday as well, staying dry and mostly sunny with highs in the upper 80s and lows in the mid 60s.