DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — The rain is moving into the Wiregrass from Gulf as we speak. We’ll have plenty of showers and a few rumbles of thunder tonight. With all of the rain over the next few days, a Flash Flood Watch has been issued for the eastern half of our area until 6 PM CST Sunday (Valentine’s Day). Good news is that the heaviest of the rain currently looks like it will stay just to the east of the Wiregrass.
Saturday will have widespread showers and storms especially Saturday morning. Wet weather will be off and on throughout the day. Temperatures will be in the middle 50s in the morning and upper 50s during the day.
Sunday will be a dreary Valentine’s Day, but whatever shower activity we have will be fairly scattered and on the lighter side. Most of it will likely fall before noon. Highs will be near 60 degrees.
Monday will have dry spells at different points of the day, but the evening has a solid chance of more wet weather. There is also the potential for some of these storms to be on the strong side. Cold air will try to move through the Southeast U.S., but the latest data has the cold air only making it to Western Alabama. Expect above average temperatures throughout the day.
Tuesday should be dry with peeks of sunshine! Highs will be in the 50s and but those morning lows have the possibility of dropping into the upper 30s and low 40s.
Wednesday might also see some cooler air with morning lows in the upper 30s and low 40s, but the models still hold off on bringing us the same cold snap that Mississippi and Northern Alabama will likely experience. Shower chances go back up to 40% with highs around 60 degrees.
Thursday has a 60% chance for rain with some storms being on the strong to severe side. Highs will be in the upper 60s and low 70s.
Friday looks much cooler and drier on the back side of the cold front.