Dothan Area Weather Forecast May 4

Near Term [Through Today]...

High pressure will build near the region tonight with the dry pattern continuing.

Calm winds and clear skies will allow temperatures to drop into the mid to upper 50s across the region.

Temperatures will be warmer near the coast, with lows in the lower
60s.

Short Term [Tonight Through Tuesday]...

Upper ridge will build over the forecast area through mid-week, with surface high pressure centered along the northeastern Gulf Coast.

This will keep the weather dry and warm, with afternoon highs approaching 90 degrees each of the next few afternoons.

The relatively dry airmass in place along with light winds will allow
for low temperatures to reach the mid to upper 50s Tuesday and
Wednesday mornings.

Long Term [Tuesday Night Through Sunday]...

High pressure at the surface and aloft will dominate the long term period.

Thus, the long term forecast is dry with warmer temperatures and sunny/clear skies.

Expect high temperatures in the upper 80s throughout the week.

Lows will be nearer to climatological norms, in the upper 50s and lower 60s.

Next chance for rain will be Saturday night into Sunday as a cold front moves through.

This cold front may stall out and linger as a stationary boundary for a few days.

This cold/stationary front will likely bring showery rain and cloud cover from Saturday night through the early part of the following week.

Temperatures will remain warm since we will stay in the warm sector dominated by southerly flow.

Aviation...

Light north-northwesterly winds (outside of a sea breeze at ECP this afternoon) will prevail through the period with VFR conditions.

Marine...

With high pressure in place over the waters, winds and seas will
remain minimal through much of the upcoming week.

By Late Thursday into Friday, onshore flow will begin to increase, but remain below headline criteria.

Fire Weather...

Relative humidity values will drop to near critical levels on Monday and Tuesday afternoons, but other necessary criteria for red flag conditions will not be met.

Red flag concerns are not expected through this week.

Hydrology...

Minor to moderate flooding continues along several rivers.

Major flooding is occuring at Bruce which is near crest.

Most area rivers have crested and are beginning to fall.

The lower Suwannee River will remain elevated for the next week.

No significant rainfall is expected for the next 6 days, which should finally allow some receding to occur.

The next chance for rain is next weekend.

At this time rainfall totals are expected to be low.

The latest river forecast information can be found at:
http:/water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=tae.

Preliminary Point Temps/PoPs...

Tallahassee 55 90 57 88 57 / 0 0 0 0 0
Panama City 64 84 64 83 64 / 0 0 0 0 0
Dothan 59 90 59 88 59 / 0 0 0 0 0
Albany 58 90 59 89 58 / 0 0 0 0 0
Valdosta 55 90 58 89 57 / 0 0 0 0 0
Cross City 54 89 58 88 58 / 0 0 0 0 0
Apalachicola 61 83 62 82 62 / 0 0 0 0 0

TAE Watches/Warnings/Advisories...

FL...
High Rip Current Risk until Midnight edt tonight for Coastal Gulf.

GA...None.
AL...None.
GM...None.


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