DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Temperatures are on the cool side in the upper 40s to near 50 degrees to kick off the final day of the work week, so make sure once again to have something warm to wear as you head out the door! Dense fog is also a concern this morning as well, as we’ve seen plenty of it develop and reduce visibilities on the roadways area-wide. With this in mind, give yourself some extra time to travel to your destination if you’re planning on heading out and about! Much of the fog should start to dissipate gradually over the next hour or two once the sun rises fully. As we go through the rest of the morning after that, expect to warm up nicely thanks to mostly sunny skies, so you’ll eventually be able to shed any jacket that you put on from earlier!
As we go into the afternoon hours, we’ll see a good bit of sunshine stick around, but we’ll also introduce some cloud cover into the mix as well. We will continue to warm up as well, with most locations reaching the mid 70s once again for our high temperatures.
Some of these aforementioned clouds will stick around for the overnight hours as well, so only expect our overnight lows to drop down to the low 50s as we head into Saturday morning. With low-level moisture around once again too, we can anticipate another round of dense fog. This fog should clear out though once again right after sunrise. As we go through the rest of the day after that, we’ll see the cloud cover thin out a little bit and our temperatures warm back up to the 70s during the afternoon hours.
Sunday looks to feature much of the same. We’ll begin the morning in the low 50s and top out in the low 70s during the second half of the day under mostly sunny skies.
Our consistent pattern of nice and dry weather looks to come to an end though as we head into Monday thanks to a cold front approaching from the west. There will be decent moisture out ahead of the front itself, so expect scattered showers to form and move across the region mainly during the afternoon prior to the front’s passage. Models today compared to yesterday have been more consistent with bringing in a higher coverage of rain, so we’ve raised the chance to 40% area-wide. High temperatures will be in the low 70s once again despite the increased cloud cover and areal extent of rain.
The bad news is, we actually won’t dry out in wake of this front for Tuesday, as moisture will stream back in out ahead of our next system. Thus, showers will be possible once again throughout the day, but the chance overall compared to Monday will be lower at around 30%. Slightly cooler air will move in though, dropping our high temperatures back down to the upper 60s.
This second system will push in on Wednesday, helping to drive our chance for showers back up once again to around 50%. A few thunderstorms will also be possible as well. Additionally, warmer air will surge back in, returning our afternoon highs to the low 70s.
The front associated with this system then looks to stall right near our area after it moves through, keeping the moisture around and that chance for showers (albeit lower) in place for Thursday as well. Highs once again will be on the warm side in the low 70s.