WDHN Storm Team: Drying up, warming up, and ramping up

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — We have a fairly simple, three-part forecast for the next few days. Let’s dive right in!

For the drying up portion of our forecast, it will be three days of rain chances at or below 20%. An isolated shower or storm tomorrow and Thursday can’t be ruled out. Friday will have a very slight chance for some showers closer to the Panhandle with a couple possibly wandering into the Wiregrass.

When it comes to heating up, temperatures won’t be record-breaking by any means; however, they will be above average by 4 or 5 degrees to end the week. This combined with the dew points in the low and middle 70s will make for some very uncomfortably humid days. Those high dew points will also keep our temperatures very warm during the overnight hours as our lows remain about 5 to 6 degrees above average each night.

Finally, the Tropics are ramping up this week: two tropical storms were named today (Nana and Omar), two more tropical disturbances are becoming more organized, and we are just over a week out from the peak of hurricane season. Tropical Storm Nana is expected to strengthen and make landfall Thursday morning in Central America as a category 1 hurricane. On the other hand, Tropical Storm Omar is going to diminish in the next few days as it moves over theopen Atlantic far from land.

Beyond the next few days, rain chances will start to climb to more seasonable expectations of about 50% with temperatures retreating into the low 90s.

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