WDHN Storm Team: Staying warm and dry for the upcoming work week

Weather

DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — We saw another beautiful and sunny day across the board here in the Wiregrass to close out the second weekend of October. As we go through the evening and overnight hours, we can expect the nice weather to continue with clear skies and comfortable temperatures. Lows will bottom out in the mid 60s for most locations once again.

With a ridge and high pressure system remaining well entrenched over the Southeast, we can expect another gorgeous day for Monday, with plenty of sun along with a few fair weather clouds. Highs will stay on the warm side, topping out in the mid to upper 80s.

A trough currently impacting the Central Plains will start to move towards our area on Tuesday, but the aforementioned ridge will be too well-established to let it budge into the Southeast, keeping us dry and mostly sunny once again. Highs will be in the mid to upper 80s.

We’ll start to introduce a little more cloud cover for Wednesday through Friday, but with ridging and high pressure continuing to dominate the overall weather pattern, we can expect to stay dry area-wide. Each day will feature partly cloudy skies and highs in the mid to upper 80s.

As we go into Saturday, the ridge over our area will finally start to break down as a second and more potent trough is expected to move into the Southeast, along with an associated cold front. Many models have this trough weakening as it moves in, meaning for now we won’t have a high-end rain chance or the potential for severe weather. However, with a little moisture making its return, we will reintroduce the low-end chance for a few showers as this aforementioned trough and cold front move through during the day. Highs will drop into the mid 80s thanks to this system moving in.

After the front clears our area next Sunday, considerably cooler and drier air will filter into our area behind it. Thus, we can expect wall-to-wall sunshine to return area-wide. Temperatures will start out in the low 60s (and potentially the upper 50s) and only warm up into the upper 70s to near 80.

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