DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) – We will stay dry for most of our Thursday with highs soaring into the low to mid 80s. As we go into Thursday night, weather conditions will be decorating. A strong frontal system is developing in the mid-section of the country. Strong and severe storms will be approaching the western Wiregrass after 11 PM Thursday evening and will exit to the east early Friday morning.
Much of the viewing area is now under a “Enhanced” risk (3 out of 5) for severe storms developing. The primary risk area now includes Dothan. Areas to the east, including our southwest Georgia counties are still under a “Slight” (2 out of 5) risk. The main threat will be winds in excess of 60 mph. There is also a developing threat for a few tornadoes to develop as well. It is likely that there will be a tornado watch issued for the entire area Thursday evening and lasting into the early morning hours Friday.
As the system clears out of the Wiregrass, the severe weather threat will be shifting to the east and weakening. We will have a few showers here and there through Friday afternoon and evening. Conditions will remain breezy through Saturday afternoon then it is back to sunshine and warmer temps for Easter Sunday.
Thursday night will be an Action 18 Weather Alert night. This means we are expecting severe storms and it is a good idea to make sure you have multiple ways to receive weather alerts, especially since storms will move through when many of us are sleeping. We will have everything you need to know here on our website, our social media pages, and on WDHN-TV over the air. Another tool you should consider adding to your tool kit is the WDHN Weather app. Our app will send you weather alerts based on your location and it is also a great tool for tracking the storms.