DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Fred has been downgraded to a Tropical Depression this evening (6:47 PM CDT), but it is expected to strengthen this weekend. For tonight, expect these last few showers to end as the sun sets and try to check out the Perseid meteor shower if you can catch a break in the clouds!
Thursday will be very similar to today: highs in the low and middle 90s, hit-or-miss showers and storms, and the possibility of a strong or severe storm with the main threat most likely being winds up to 60 mph.
Friday and Saturday could still have a few showers and storms. Highs will be in the middle 90s.
Sunday should start off dry. Depending on the track and forward speed of what will likely be Tropical Storm Fred, we could see some rain during the evening hours associated with the tropical system. If the Tri-State is impacted, showers and storms could start overnight Sunday into Monday.
Monday is the most likely day for impacts from the tropical system. Highs will stay out of the 90s and rain chances are at 60% right now. The latest data has led to an increased amount of uncertainty with the location and timing of impacts from Fred for those close to the eastern half of the Gulf of Mexico. We should have a much more defined forecast on Friday.
On Tuesday, leftover moisture from the tropical system could keep decent rain chances in the picture. High temperatures will remain in the 80s.
Wednesday continues our 50% chance for rain from Tuesdays forecast and brings in a little more sunshine and warmth.