WDHN Storm Team: Latest Wiregrass forecast & updates on 2 Tropical Depressions

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Showers and storms coming to an end this evening, but a shower or two overnight won’t be ruled out. But what about all the activity in the Tropics?? We’ve got the latest right here!

Tomorrow and Saturday will be much like today: high temperatures in the middle and upper 80s with mostly cloudy skies and scattered showers and storms. There is a marginal risk of severe weather tomorrow in the form of winds up to 60 mph and the possibility of torrential rainfall which could lead to some flash flooding.

Sunday and Monday will be a little closer to 90 degrees and have decreased chances for rain just ahead of what could be the 3rd hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic Season.

Rain chances for Tuesday and Wednesday will go back up to 60% as what is now Tropical Depression #13 (could become Hurricane Laura/Marco) moves through the Eastern Gulf of Mexico. If the storm stays east of the Wiregrass, that will greatly decrease our chances for all forms of severe weather. If it makes landfall in the Panhandle and moves just west of our area, we could see flooding rains, high winds, and even some tornadoes.

By Thursday, the tropical system should be exiting our area but not before potentially dumping a few inches of rain throughout the Tri-State.

Let’s not forget about the other tropical weather. Tropical Depression #14 is expected to also strengthen over the next 2 days and become either Tropical Storm Laura or Marco. Its official track from the National Hurricane Center takes it over the Yucutan Peninsula and into the Gulf before most likely making a second landfall along the coast of either Texas or Louisiana. Finally, yet another tropical wave is moving off Africa and into the Eastern Atlantic. It has already been given a 40% chance to become a Tropical Depression in the next 5 days, but that wave is still thousands of miles away from the US.

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