DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Rain and storm chances will remain elevated for the better part of the next week ahead. We can expect afternoon showers and storms to keep the afternoon high temperatures a little below average for this time of the year.
On Thursday, some drier air will move into the region and that will help to lower the storm chances briefly in the Wiregrass. Afternoon high temperatures will be in the lower 90s as a result.
By Friday and for the weekend, an unsettled pattern will be setting up across the southeast. Storm chances will be anywhere between 40% and 50%. Afternoon highs again will be a little cooler thanks to the rain and associated cloud cover.
In the tropics, things are becoming a little more active. Today, tropical depression six formed well off the east coast of the USA. It could become a little stronger, but there is no threat to the USA at this time.
East of the Antilles, topical storm Dorian is headed to the Caribbean Sea. Over the next several days, it is expected that conditions will be favorable for the storm to become a little stronger. It could possibly become the season’s next hurricane. Going into the weekend, it is likely that Dorian will be approaching south Florida coast. The WDHN Storm Team will be monitoring this system as it gets closer to the USA and possibly stronger.