WDHN Storm Team: Local forecast and preparing for Cristobal


DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — The last of the scattered storms will taper off in the next hour or so as temperatures drop to 70 overnight with mostly clear skies.

Tomorrow will be in the upper 80s yet again with the chance for those scattered showers throughout the day. Mid-to-upper 80s on Saturday with rain chances ahead of the approaching tropical system. Rain chances increase overnight Saturday into Sunday as some of the outer bands make their way across the Florida Panhandle and into the Wiregrass.

The main weather threat on Sunday will be flash flooding produced by heavy rain, and gusty winds are also possible. We’ll keep an eye on the tornado threat especially since we will be close to the most favorable area for spin-ups (NE quadrant). As with any tropical system, slight deviations to the storm’s track could make a big difference in the forecast.

Beyond the weekend, expect more rain from Cristobal on Monday and even throughout the rest of the week after it falls apart. It will bring quite a bit of tropical moisture to the Southeast, and not all of it will be squeezed out within the first couple days of landfall.

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