WDHN Storm Team: Seasonal weather for now, but warmer days expected soon


DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — After a warm weekend, today was a little shock to the system! We were much more seasonal as we peaked in the low 70s, which was about 10-15 degrees cooler than yesterday for most folks. Those temperatures will keep dropping tonight until we bottom out in the low 40s.

Tuesday will be another very seasonal day with highs near 70 degrees and clear skies all day long.

Wednesday and Thursday mornings will be close to 40 degrees with some dipping into the upper 30s. Afternoon highs will only be in the middle and upper 60s.

We’ll start warming up on Friday and keep warming through the weekend. More warm, moist air will enter the Southeast U.S. to break the seasonal weather yet again. Overnight lows will move from upper 40s on Friday morning to the low 60s Sunday into Monday. High temperatures will be in the low-to-mid 70s on Friday and move close to 80 degrees to end the weekend and start the next work week.

A few models are pointing at minutely increased rain chances this weekend and Monday, but confidence in any rain actually developing is very low right now.

Hurricane Iota became the strongest tropical system of the 2020 Atlantic Season today. With maximum winds of 160 mph, it became the first category 5 hurricane this year. It will primarily affect Nicaragua and Honduras, which were already seriously impacted by Eta about two weeks ago.

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