WDHN Storm Team: Beautiful weekend ahead as Tropical Storm Isaias tracks closer to Florida

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Good looking weather across the Wiregrass today, and it’s expected to continue this weekend. But who will feel the impacts of Tropical Storm Isaias? It’s time to dig in and dish out the latest on the Tropics!

Friday and Sunday will be mostly sunny with a 20% chance for isolated showers and storms, while Saturday will be dry as a bone. Expect temperatures to hover in the mid-90s.

Most of next week will have a few scattered showers each day, but we aren’t expecting much at this point. As Tropical Storm Isaias looks to track East of our area, that should greatly reduce the chances of tropical moisture fueling daytime storms. Those mid-90s we’ll see over the weekend will stick around all of next week.

Tracking the Tropics: Tropical Storm Isaias has maintained it’s strength despite its interaction with Hispaniola today. With 60 mph winds and pressure just below 1000 mb, it is expected to move much closer to Southern Florida this weekend. Tropical Storm warning have been posted for most of the Bahamas and and Tropical Storm Watch has been issued from areas close to Key Largo all the way to places just south of Melbourne. The latest data depicts Isaias becoming a Hurricane in the next 48 hours, so Hurricane Warnings have been issued for the Northern Bahamas. As long as the models keep up the trend of moving the center of Isaias to the East, Wiregrass residents should have no worries Sunday and Monday. However, the tropical weather doesn’t stop with Isaias: another tropical wave has already moved off the coast of Africa and has been given a 50% chance of becoming our next tropical depression in the next 2 days. We’ll watch it closely as it moves across the Atlantic.

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