WDHN Storm Team: Stormy weekend at times


DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Shower and storm chances in the Wiregrass will be increasing this weekend, especially for the second half. Some tropical moisture that is in the western Gulf will work its way into the southeast over the next several days and will enhance the chances for widespread rain and storm activity. The most rain will be Sunday through Tuesday of next week.

As a result of the elevated storm chances, afternoon high temperatures will be right around average if not below average. You can expect highs to be in the upper 80s to lower 90s. Overnight low temperatures will be staying mild in the lower to middle 70s.

In the tropics, there are a couple of areas of concern for potential development over the next five days. The first system is off the east coast of Florida. There is a 90% chance for the storm to become the season’s next tropical depression or storm over the weekend. At this time, the main threat to the east coast of the US is going to be heavy rain and strong surf. That all depends on if the system develops or not.

The second system that the National Hurricane Center is watching for potential development is in the central tropical Atlantic. A broad area of low pressure is drifting westward toward the Caribbean Sea. Over the next 5 days as conditions become somewhat more favorable for development it could be a tropical system by the time it is near the Lesser Antilles next week. The overall chance for development at this time is 70%.

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