WDHN Storm Team: The first of many rainy days


DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — The rain has come down in torrents for some today, and it’s not over just yet. We can expect more downpours tonight moving in from the East.

With Football Friday drawing closer, how will the wet weather affect our high school games? Most showers and storms will be during the afternoon and early evening hours. Fortunately, the large majority of storms will subside before the start of those 7:00 games. However, it’s not a bad idea to pack a poncho or umbrella for a leftover shower or storm.

The weekend will see numerous storms as afternoon highs hold around 90 degrees. Once the showers move in, it will be a quick drop back into the lower 80 and upper 70s.

Monday and Tuesday will keep the medium/high rain chances as more tropical moisture is drawn out of the Gulf and into the Wiregrass. While we don’t expect much organized development out of this tropical disturbance, we won’t neglect it’s rainy impacts.

Tuesday onward will be cooler: temperatures in the mid 80s will be likely as a cold front enters the region. Rain chances will start to decrease a little mid-week.

Tracking the Tropics: With a solid handful of tropical storms and disturbances across the Atlantic and Gulf, we’ve been busy monitoring what impacts might be felt in the Wiregrass. The disturbances near/in the Gulf right now have a very low chances of any organization over the next 5 days. Their main impacts will be scattered storms for the Southeast US. Tropical Storms Paulette and Rene are both expected to become hurricanes this weekend/Monday with Rene likely forming first and Paulette expected to be the stronger of the two. Finally, the wave that just came off the West Coast of Africa will be tracking due West and is expected to strengthen rapidly. It will likely be named Sally and could pose a threat to many Caribbean residents. This is the one we are monitoring most closely over the next couple of weeks.

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