DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — The severe storms today we located primarily along the Florida panhandle and SW Georgia, and more widespread severe storms could be possible for the Tri-State on Thursday.
The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has put most of the SE US in a marginal risk for severe weather with the main threat being winds upwards of 60 mph from outflow and downbursts. There is also a possibility for some small hail. Another concern for tomorrow that doesn’t technically fall within the “severe” parameters designated by the SPC is torrential rainfall that could lead to localized flooding. We’ll be monitoring all of these situations, but make sure to download the WDHN 18 weather app and pay attention to our Facebook and Twitter pages to get the latest on warnings throughout the day.
Friday and Saturday will be another couple days of scattered storms with temperatures hanging out in the upper 80s. Heavy rain will continue to be one of the main concerns coming from these storms both days.
Sunday and Monday will have lower rain chances at 40% and temperatures still likely won’t surpass our seasonal average of 91 degrees. The wet weather these two days willdepend on the location of Invest 97-L in the Gulf of Mexico.
Later next work week, we will continue to see temperatures in the upper 80s and low 90s, but our main concern will be what is now Tropical Depression #13 (formerly Invest 98-L. Many models are predicting the system will move just north of the Caribbean Islands and up the Gulf side of Florida and into our area. This could mean heavy rain and high winds mid-week, so we’ll be monitoring it very closely.