DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Not a bad way to start off the work week: temperatures in the middle 70s, mostly cloudy skies, and a wee bit of rain to the south and west of Dothan. But with Tropical Storm Beta lingering in the Western Gulf, how will we be impacted this week? Here’s the timeline for those rain chances and when we can expect some warmer temepratures.
Tomorrow (first day of Fall) and Wednesday will be much like today with morning lows starting around 60 degrees and afternoon highs not moving out of the mid-to-upper 70s. You’ll probably want the light jacket especially before lunch. If you get cold easily, keep it around for the whole day both days! Rain chances will be low, but we won’t rule out a light shower like what our Panhandle and Western Wiregrass friends had today. The most likely places to see a few sprinkles will be in those same areas as well.
Thursday’s rain chances will increase to 50% and stay there through Sunday. The added moisture will come from Tropical Storm Beta as it’s remnants pass through Mississippi in a northeasterly fashion. Temperatures will also increase late this week and remain in the middle 80s through the weekend and into early next week. This too will be a direct result of the remnants of Beta as it ushers warm air from the Gulf into Alabama. Those low temperatures will evacuate the low 60s and return to above normal for this time of year as we approach the weekend.
The cold front that moves through late this weekend or early next week will once again help bring drier conditions and keep us feeling like Fall with temperatures in the low 80s and upper 70s for at least a few days.