WDHN Storm Team: Cold start to the week, update on Hurricane Eta


DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Election Day is almost upon us! And with temperatures dropping extra low tonight, you’ll want to bundle up tomorrow morning if you’re heading out early to the polls.

Tuesday will start off in the upper 30s for most, but some of our northern viewers might be in the mid-30s. That could lead to the first frost of the year for some folks in Pike and Barbour counties, but it definitely won’t be a hard frost by any means. We’ll warm up to a more comfortable 68 degrees during the day, but keep that sweater close at hand because the 50s will return in the early evening now that the sun is setting earlier.

Wednesday will start off in the middle 40s and peak in the low 70s. Sunny skies will prevail throughout the day.

Thursday will be close to our average high of 75 for this time of year. We’ll introduce so more cloud cover during the day as more moisture is brought into the Tri-State. This means our overnight lows won’t be as cold as what we started our week with. It also means our rains chances will be increasing.

Friday-Monday will be just a touch above average as we move into the upper 70s. Those morning lows will actually start off about 10-15 degrees above average, so most folks can forget about the thick hoodies for the weekend. Instead, we might need to trade those hoodies in for a rain jacket or umbrella because isolated showers could be present to end this week and start the next.

Major Hurricane Eta has winds of 150 mph and is about to make landfall in Nicaragua/Honduras early on Tuesday. The storm will weaken significantly, but it’s projected path does bring it back into open water this weekend. We’ll be monitoring it closely this week considering there is a chance it could enter the Gulf of Mexico next week.

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