DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Today will be yet another hot and humid one as we rise into the upper 90s area-wide for highs. Heat index values and feels like temperatures will be in the triple digits once again when factoring in our high dewpoint values in the 70s with the actual air temperature. With heat index values forecast to reach the 105-110 degree range much like yesterday, another Heat Advisory has been issued for all of our counties and will run through 7 PM CDT/8 PM EDT. Make sure to drink plenty of water, take frequent breaks, and dress in loose-fitting clothing if you’re planning on being outdoors in any capacity today! We’ll see mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies for much of the day, with shower and storm chances not arriving until the evening hours. Any shower or storm that moves through your area then will help to bring relief from the heat in the form of rain-cooled air.
We’ll see a similar scenario play out tomorrow, where we’ll warm up into the upper 90s again with heat index values and feels like temps in the 100s before showers and storms associated with a front move in sometime during the afternoon to cool us down.
We’ll kick off Father’s Day weekend with a mainly dry and mostly sunny day Saturday, with only an isolated shower possible at best. After beginning the day in the mid 70s, we’ll top out in the upper 90s with widespread 100+ degree heat index values expected once again.
FATHER’S DAY FORECAST: Mainly sunny and dry conditions will prevail. Thanks to the aforementioned front, we’ll see slightly “cooler” temperatures than previous days as well as lower humidity values/dewpoints. We’ll climb into the mid 90s during the afternoon after starting the morning in the low 70s.
Monday will feature mostly sunny skies and an isolated chance for a PM shower. We’ll again take a trip from the low 70s into the mid 90s for highs.
Temperatures will start going back up Tuesday and Wednesday as the mid-level ridge currently overhead starts to dominate our overall weather pattern once again. Low-end rain chances can be expected both days with highs in the upper 90s. Lows will stay mild in the 70s.