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Dothan Area Weather Discussion Apr 6

Near Term [Through Today]...

Abundant Sunshine With Mostly Thin Cirrus Clouds Along With Light
Easterly Winds Will Bring Warmer Conditions To The Region Today.
Highs Will Be In The Mid To Upper 70s.

Short Term [Tonight Through Monday]...

Warming Trend Starting On Saturday Will Continue Into Early Next
Week, As Heights Gradually Rise And Onshore Flow Increases.

Expect Temperatures To Reach The Upper 70s Sunday Afternoon And
Push 80 Monday Afternoon. Lows Should Fall To The Lower To Mid 50s Over The Next Two Nights.

While The Atmosphere Will Gradually Moisten As A Result Of Onshore Flow, No Significant Precipitation Is Expected Through Monday.

Long Term [Monday Night Through Friday]...

The First Half Of The Week Is Expected To Be Dry With Ridging
Developing Over The Southeast States As A Strong Upper Level
Trough Moves Out Into The Plains.

By Thursday, The Trough Is Expected To Have Progressed Eastward Enough To Bring A Chance Of Showers And Thunderstorms Back Into The Area, With The Chance Lingering Into Friday As Well.

The Overall Setup Will Allow For Ample Return Flow Off The Gulf Of Mexico With Above Average Temperatures. Highs Are Generally Expected To Be In The Low To Mid 80s With Lows Generally In The Upper 50s To Lower 60s.

Aviation [Through 06z Sunday]...

Unlimited Vfr Conditions And Light East To Southeast Winds Will
Dominate The Tafs Through The Period.

Marine...

Light Northeast Flow Today Will Become East Tonight And Then
Southeast By Sunday As High Pressure Shifts Into The Western
Atlantic.

As The Gradient Tightens Early Next Week Ahead Of A Developing System Over The Southern Plains, Winds May Occasionally Reach Exercise Caution Levels Over The Western Legs.

Fire Weather...

The Minimum Relative Humidity May Briefly Drop Below 28 Percent
This Afternoon Along With Forecast Erc`s At Or Above Critical
Levels Across Inland Portions Of The Florida Panhandle.

However, The Wind Criteria Won`t Be Met So Red Flag Conditions Are Not Expected. Dispersions Will Be High Across A Small Portion Of The Eastern Florida Big Bend Today.

Otherwise, There Are No Other Fire Weather Concerns Over The Remainder Of The Tri-State Region At Least Through The Middle Of Next Week.

Hydrology...

No Significant Rainfall Is Expected Through The Middle Of Next
Week With Little Or No Impacts Expected Along Area Rivers.

The Next Chance Of Rainfall Is Expected Around Thursday.

Preliminary Point Temps/Pops...

Tallahassee 76 51 78 53 80 / 0 0 0 0 0
Panama City 73 58 74 61 75 / 0 0 10 0 0
Dothan 74 52 78 55 81 / 0 0 0 0 0
Albany 76 50 78 54 82 / 0 0 0 0 0
Valdosta 74 50 78 55 81 / 0 0 0 10 0
Cross City 76 50 79 52 81 / 0 0 10 10 0
Apalachicola 70 58 72 60 73 / 0 0 10 0 0

Tae Watches/Warnings/Advisories...

Fl...None.
Ga...None.
Al...None.
Gm...None.


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