DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — The Saharan Desert dust has finally made its way across the Atlantic Ocean, through the Gulf of Mexico, and into the Wiregrass. It made for a hazy look the entire day and even kept our temperatures a little cooler than forecast. A few showers and storms will be present this evening, but not everyone will catch the rain.
Saturday and Sunday will be a touch warmer than today as the haze slowly begins to dissipate. Rain chances will primarily be confined to the late afternoon and evening hours both days. Though it will be muggy, it should be a dry way to wrap up the Future Masters activities on Saturday.
Temperatures will remain in the low 90s and upper 80s for Wiregrass residents as rain chances hover between 40-50% each day next week.
While rain would typically be the big story, it’s the heat indices that steal the show this weekend and next week. With highs in the 90s and dew points in the low-to-mid-70s during the day, our “feels like temperatures” will be closer to 100 degrees. Besides making sure you have an umbrella in the car at all times, remember to stay well hydrated during any outdoor activities especially this weekend.