WDHN Storm Team: Get ready to dry off and cool down

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Now that Sally has moved out, we can check on some rainfall totals around the Tri-State provided to us by the CoCoRaHS Network.

Red Level: 9.98″

Clayton: 8.33″

Level Plains: 7.52″

Marianna: 7.14″

Rehobeth: 5.87″

The highest totals occurred to the west of Houston County where many residents saw that expected 6-10″ of rain. Houston County and points east fell within of close to the predicted 3-6″ of rain.

Although the rain is basically over (besides a few misty showers), there is still potential for problems along our rivers. The Pea River at Elba is one that we are watching closely. While emergency personnel in Elba are confident in their levee system, the predicted peak of 40.6′ Friday evening will only be a few feet below the record of 43.5′ set back in 1929. The Choctawhatchee River at Geneva is also worth watching, considering it is expected to peak at 32.7′ late Friday evening which is well within the moderate flood category. We’ll keep you updated on Twitter @MatthewWine_wx and Facebook at “Matthew Wine Wx”

WEEK FORECAST:

Misty conditions combined with dense cloud cover over the next few days will keep us cool for this time of year. Behind the cold front that should pass through the Tri-State Friday into Saturday will be much drier and cooler air. We’ll stay in the upper 70s this weekend and into next week. Temperatures aren’t expected to even pass the low 80s anywhere within our viewing area through at least mid-week. We’ll see some peaks of sunshine each day, but the cloud cover will be fairly dense most days. You may need to pull out that light jacket this weekend and keep it around all of next week especially if you are out and about early in the mornings. Those morning lows will be in the low 60s each day with some places outside of Dothan possibly falling into the upper 50s.

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