DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Expect the cloud cover we have in place right now to stick around for the rest of the evening and part of the overnight hours before clearing out just before sunrise. It will also remain breezy as well with temperatures dropping down to the mid 30s for overnight lows.
This will make for a very chilly start to your Monday morning, so make sure to bundle up before you head out and about! We’ll warm up from there as we go through the rest of the day, topping out in the low 50s during the afternoon with plenty of sunshine to go around. Winds out of the west northwest will remain breezy in the 5-15 mph range, keeping some of the chill around during the afternoon, but thankfully they won’t have as much bite to the air as today.
Temperatures will then fall once again after sunset, and with our winds finally subsiding under clear skies by this point as well, this will provide a good setup for some patchy frost as most locations bottom out near the 30 degree mark for lows prior to daybreak Tuesday morning. With this in mind, make sure to bring your pets and plants indoors before you head off to bed tomorrow night! After this chilly start, expect to warm up to the mid 50s once again for your Tuesday afternoon under sunny skies.
Temperatures will then finally climb back up to seasonal levels on Wednesday. We’ll begin the morning in the mid 30s and return to the 60s for highs with a mix of sun and clouds.
Our next cold front then looks to move through early in the day on Thursday, bringing a chance for showers with its passage. No thunderstorms are expected with this system for now, but we’ll continue to monitor it. After starting the day in the low 50s, we’ll only warm up to the upper 50s for highs in wake of the front.
Behind this front, models are all over the place in determining what we’ll see for Friday through Sunday. Two models in particular, the Canadian and the GFS, are hinting at the potential for some more showers with a possible changeover to mixed wintry precipitation during the Friday-Saturday timeframe. The European, however, is not in agreement with this potential for any of these days. Taking all these things into account, we’re going to keep at least a 10-20% chance for showers around in the forecast for each of these days given at least the potential for some rain, but we’ll continue to monitor all of the models mentioned above and provide any new updates when they become available! The one thing we do have clarity on though are our temperatures; we can expect a bigtime cooldown as continental polar air rushes in behind the front, setting the stage for very cold mornings in the 30s and potentially upper 20s with high temperatures only topping out in the 40s.