WDHN Storm Team: Tropics are acting up while the Wiregrass heats up


DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — We were primarily dry today as temperatures topped out in the upper 80s and low 90s. It will be the last below average day in terms of temperature for at least a week if not more. Besides a couple isolated showers tonight, most of us will remain dry as temps drop into the low and mid-70s again.

Besides a few spotty showers early tomorrow morning, Friday’s scattered storms will make an appearance during the early afternoon hours as we heat up into the low 90s. They will stick around into the early evening hours and diminish after sunset.

Saturday will be a much drier and hotter day. As temperatures peak in the mid-90s, there is a slim chance for a few isolated storms. Expect those “feels like temperatures” to be around 105 degrees.

Sunday will be just as hot if not hotter as we peak in the mid-90s once again. While there is the chance for isolated pop-up storms, the main storm threat will come during the evening and overnight hours. Models are hinting at a complex of storms to move through the Wiregrass between 6 PM and midnight.

After the complex of storms Sunday night, Monday should be drier and a touch cooler with highs back in the low 90s. Temperatures will pick back up mid-week with mid-to-upper 90s very possible throughout the Southeast US.

If you have been Tracking the Tropics with us, both of the systems we have been watching have strengthened over the last 24 hours. Tropical Storm Cristina in the Eastern Pacific is almost to hurricane status as it continues moving away from Mexico at 13 mph with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph. The system that moved out of the Gulf of Mexico early this week and into the Atlantic yesterday has just been upgraded and obtained the name Tropical Storm Fay with sustained winds of 45 mph while moving toward the Northeastern US at 7 mph.

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