DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Happy Thursday morning everyone! Things are quiet to start off the day for the most part, as we’re seeing fair to partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the upper 60s to near 70. A few spots have seen some fog this morning, but the extent of it has been pretty sparse from an area-wide standpoint. Any fog around should gradually dissipate once the sun rises. As we go through the rest of the morning, we can expect to see an increase in cloud cover across the region.
These clouds will stick around as we head through much of the afternoon as well, but some peaks of sunshine will also be in the mix. High pressure currently in place will likely keep us dry for the most part, but much like yesterday, we can’t entirely rule out the chance for a shower or two since at least a little moisture will still be around. Thanks to more cloud cover in place compared to yesterday, afternoon highs will only top out in the mid to upper 80s.
A backdoor cold front will come through our area tonight, with a ridge building back in behind it. Therefore, we can expect entirely dry weather to return for Friday. We’ll start out on the warm side in the upper 60s to near 70, and with plenty of sunshine and only a few fair weather clouds on tap for most of the day, most spots will reach the upper 80s to near 90 during the afternoon hours.
Saturday will follow in this same fashion, with mostly sunny skies and highs generally in the upper 80s expected once again.
As we go into Sunday, this is where our extended period of drier weather will start to end. A trough is expected to approach our area from the west, and will start to bring in more moisture from the Gulf. Therefore, we will reintroduce the chance for some isolated showers and maybe a storm or two for the afternoon. Rain chances though should stay on the lower end for now around 10-20% area-wide. Highs will be in the mid to upper 80s.
This trend upward in rain chances will continue as we start off next week thanks to the aforementioned trough as well as a low pressure system cut off from it. Because of this, ample moisture for afternoon showers and storms will be in place Monday through Wednesday. Monday will likely feature our highest chance for rain overall at around 50%, with Tuesday and Wednesday a little lower at around 30-40%. Highs will drop back into the mid 80s thanks to the increased cloud cover and areal extent of rain.