Author Archive: James Spann

James Spann is one of the most recognized and trusted television meteorologists in the industry. He holds the AMS CCM designation and television seals from the AMS and NWA. He is a past winner of the Broadcast Meteorologist of the Year from both professional organizations.

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Rain At Times This Weekend; Colder Sunday

Rain At Times This Weekend; Colder Sunday

| November 17, 2017 @ 3:21 pm

COLD FRONT ON THE WAY: With a good supply of sunshine, temperatures are in the 67-70 degree range this afternoon across North/Central Alabama. Clouds will increase across Alabama tonight ahead of an approaching cold front.

A band of showers and storms will pass through the state tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow night; the main window for rain will come from 12:00 noon through 12:00 midnight.

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Cold Front Moves Through Tomorrow Night

Cold Front Moves Through Tomorrow Night

| November 17, 2017 @ 4:14 am

COLD START: Temperatures are at or below freezing in a few spots over North Alabama early this morning, with most places in the 35-40 degree range. We warm nicely today with ample sunshine along with a high in the upper 60s. Clouds move in tonight ahead of the approaching cold front. THE WEEKEND: Showers and […]

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Cold Tonight; Some Rain By The Weekend

Cold Tonight; Some Rain By The Weekend

| November 16, 2017 @ 3:34 pm

SCATTERED FROST EARLY TOMORROW: With a clear sky and a light wind, temperatures will drop into the mid to upper 30s early tomorrow across much of North/Central Alabama with potential for scattered light frost. Then, during the day tomorrow, we warm nicely as temperatures rise into the 67-70 degree range with a good supply of sunshine.

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Rain Returns Over The Weekend

Rain Returns Over The Weekend

| November 16, 2017 @ 6:29 am

DRY THROUGH TOMORROW: With a good supply of sunshine today, we project a high in the mid to upper 60s today, not far from the average high of 65 for November 16. Tonight will be fair and cold; temperatures early tomorrow will dip into the 30s in many places setting up the chance of some scattered light frost. Then, tomorrow will be another sunny, pleasant day with a high between 67 and 70 degrees.

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Rain Returns This Weekend

Rain Returns This Weekend

| November 15, 2017 @ 3:44 pm

RADAR CHECK: An approaching cold front is pushing clouds into North Alabama this afternoon, and we have a few sprinkles on radar over the Tennessee Valley. We will maintain the chance of widely scattered showers this evening over the northern quarter of the state, otherwise dry tonight with mid/high level clouds.

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Showers Arrive This Weekend; Then Colder

Showers Arrive This Weekend; Then Colder

| November 15, 2017 @ 6:31 am

MOSTLY DRY THROUGH FRIDAY: We will see an increase in clouds across the northern half of Alabama later today and tonight ahead of a cold front, but for most of the state, it will pass through in dry fashion. We will mention just the chance of a few isolated showers over the Tennessee Valley this afternoon and early tonight, but rain amounts there will be very light, and very spotty. The high today will be in the mid 60s for most communities.

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Dry Through Friday; Some Rain Over The Weekend

Dry Through Friday; Some Rain Over The Weekend

| November 14, 2017 @ 3:32 pm

BAMA BOOM: Still no explanation for the “Bama Boom” heard across much of North/Central Alabama around 1:45. So far, reports are from Blount, Jefferson, Walker, Cullman, Talladega, Calhoun, Clay, Winston, Randolph, Tuscaloosa, and St. Clair counties. No explanation from USGS, NOAA, or EMA. Should be hearing from NASA in Huntsville shortly to see if it was a meteor entering the earth’s atmosphere.

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Dry Through Friday; Some Rain By The Weekend

Dry Through Friday; Some Rain By The Weekend

| November 14, 2017 @ 6:26 am

CHILLY MORNING: Our Skywatcher at Black Creek, just northeast of Gadsden, reports 31 degrees early this morning with frost. Most spots are in the upper 30s and low 40s ,and the sky is clear. Today will be much like yesterday, with a good supply of sunshine we rise into the mid 60s this afternoon.

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Dry Through Friday; Pleasant Days and Chilly Nights

Dry Through Friday; Pleasant Days and Chilly Nights

| November 13, 2017 @ 3:27 pm

BLUE SKY AND SUNSHINE: Temperatures are in the 60s across North/Central Alabama this afternoon with a sun filled sky. It is cooler over the Tennessee Valley of far North Alabama, where readings are mostly in the 50s. Tonight will be clear and chilly… most places will see a low near 40 early tomorrow, but colder pockets head for the 30s.

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Pleasant Days, Cool Nights

Pleasant Days, Cool Nights

| November 13, 2017 @ 6:28 am

FOGGY START: We have a Dense Fog Advisory up this morning for parts of Central and East Alabama, visibility is down to under a quarter of a mile in spots. Once the fog dissipates, the day should be sunny with a high in the mid 60s this afternoon.

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Frost Advisory For North Alabama Late Tonight

Frost Advisory For North Alabama Late Tonight

| November 10, 2017 @ 3:11 pm

COLD NIGHT AHEAD: With a clear sky and light wind, temperatures will drop into the 30s over much of North/Central Alabama early tomorrow morning, and a frost advisory is in effect for the northern third of the state. Normally colder spots could dip below freezing.

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Pleasant Days, Cold Nights

Pleasant Days, Cold Nights

| November 10, 2017 @ 6:27 am

Today will feature sunshine in full supply with a high between 62 and 65 degrees. Tonight will be clear and cold again; a frost advisory is in effect for tomorrow morning for roughly the northern third of Alabama where temperatures will dip down into the 30s.

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Chilly Nights, Pleasant Days Ahead

Chilly Nights, Pleasant Days Ahead

| November 9, 2017 @ 3:24 pm

Where the sun is shining, temperatures are in the low to mid 60s, but under the clouds readings are holding in the mid 50s. The average high today for Birmingham is 68.

Lingering clouds go away this evening, and tonight will be clear and cold with a low in the 38-42 degree range for most places early tomorrow. The day tomorrow will feature sunshine in full supply with a high between 62 and 65 degrees.

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Gradual Clearing Later Today

Gradual Clearing Later Today

| November 9, 2017 @ 6:26 am

A large rain mass will continue to push slowly southeast in coming hours, and we project a clearing sky from northwest to southeast during the midday hours as drier air returns to the state. Temperatures should reach the low 60s this afternoon, still below the average high of 68 for November 9.

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A Cool Rainy Night Ahead; Drier Air Returns Tomorrow

A Cool Rainy Night Ahead; Drier Air Returns Tomorrow

| November 8, 2017 @ 3:11 pm

COOL NOVEMBER DAY: The average high at Birmingham for November 8 is 68… we are well below that level this afternoon with temperatures in the 48-58 degree range for most communities over the northern half of the state. Haleyville and Cullman are only in the upper 40s at mid-afternoon. The sky is overcast, and rain […]

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Much Cooler; Rain Late Today/Tonight

Much Cooler; Rain Late Today/Tonight

| November 8, 2017 @ 5:52 am

MUCH COOLER: A cold front is over South Alabama this morning; north of the front temperatures are in the 50s with a north wind. Temperatures will basically rise very little today over the northern half of the state with clouds holding in place. The front becomes stationary, and a wave of low pressure will move along the front tonight, and should bring fairly widespread rain to much of the state.

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Much Cooler Tomorrow With Rain At Times

Much Cooler Tomorrow With Rain At Times

| November 7, 2017 @ 3:25 pm

ON THE MAPS: A cold front is nearing Birmingham this afternoon… radar shows a band of showers ahead of the front near I-20. Some thunder is possible this evening, but no severe weather is expected. Temperatures are in the 70s south of the front, with 60s over the northern quarter of the state.

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Much Cooler Tomorrow; Some Rain At Times

Much Cooler Tomorrow; Some Rain At Times

| November 7, 2017 @ 6:27 am

ON THE MAPS: A cold front is between Muscle Shoals and Memphis this morning; as that pushes into Alabama today we will have the chance of showers, and possibly a thunderstorm. Otherwise, today will be mostly cloudy and humid with a high in the 70s.

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Cold Front On The Way; Much Cooler Wednesday

Cold Front On The Way; Much Cooler Wednesday

| November 6, 2017 @ 3:23 pm

HUMID NOVEMBER DAY: Temperatures are mostly in the 70s across Alabama this afternoon, about 5 degrees above average for early November. Dewpoints are way up in the 60s, even at 70 in some spots, more typical of August. The sky is mostly cloudy over the northern half of the state… the southern counties are enjoying sunshine through scattered clouds.

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Much Cooler Air Arrives Wednesday

Much Cooler Air Arrives Wednesday

| November 6, 2017 @ 6:31 am

Today will be another mild November day with more clouds than sun; the high will be in the mid 70s for most communities. The average high for November 6 (for Birmingham) is 69. Showers this afternoon and tonight should be few and far between.

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Scattered Showers; Warm Weekend

Scattered Showers; Warm Weekend

| November 3, 2017 @ 3:28 pm

RADAR CHECK: Showers are widely scattered across Alabama this afternoon, otherwise we have a layer of broken clouds with temperatures mostly in the 70s. There is a risk of stronger storms to the west over North Mississippi in coming hours; some of those could drift into Alabama late tonight, but they should be weakening and no severe weather is expected in our state.

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A Few Scattered Showers/Storms; Warmer

A Few Scattered Showers/Storms; Warmer

| November 3, 2017 @ 6:25 am

Today will be mostly cloudy and mild with a high in the mid to upper 70s, and we will maintain the risk of scattered showers and storms. We note SPC has a “marginal risk” of severe storms up for North Mississippi later today and tonight; that risk extends into far Northwest Alabama.

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Trending Warmer; Scattered Showers/Storms

Trending Warmer; Scattered Showers/Storms

| November 2, 2017 @ 3:26 pm

RADAR CHECK: So far this has been a fairly quiet day across the great state of Alabama with few showers. But, we do expect an increase in the number of showers and thunderstorms through 10:00 tonight as a weak disturbance aloft approaches from the west. In fact, SPC has defined a “marginal risk” of severe storms for parts of Northwest Alabama.

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Warmer Days Ahead; Showers Remain Possible

Warmer Days Ahead; Showers Remain Possible

| November 2, 2017 @ 6:01 am

Today will be another mostly cloudy day; a few widely scattered showers are possible, and a warming trend begins as temperatures rise into the low to mid 70s this afternoon. The average high for Birmingham on November 2 is 70.

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Clouds, A Few Showers, And Warmer Temps

Clouds, A Few Showers, And Warmer Temps

| November 1, 2017 @ 3:24 pm

TOMORROW/FRIDAY: The sky should be generally cloudy both days with only a limited amount of sun. And, we will mention some risk of showers, but they should be pretty widely spaced. Nothing really heavy or widespread, and temperatures will trend warmer with highs in the 70s.

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A Few Scattered Showers Later Today

A Few Scattered Showers Later Today

| November 1, 2017 @ 5:52 am

MOISTURE LEVELS RISING: The sky has become mostly cloudy over parts of North Alabama, and we will mention the chance of scattered showers for roughly the northern half of the state this afternoon and tonight. Nothing too heavy or widespread. Today’s high will be in the mid to upper 60s, still below average for the first of November (Birmingham’s average high today is 71).

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Warmer Days Ahead; A Few Scattered Showers

Warmer Days Ahead; A Few Scattered Showers

| October 31, 2017 @ 3:26 pm

FINE HALLOWEEN DAY: Temperatures are mostly in the 67-70 degree range across North/Central Alabama this afternoon with a good supply of sunshine. The weather will be pleasantly cool for trick or treaters early tonight with temperatures falling into the 50s by 8:00 p.m.

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Showers Possible Over North Alabama Tomorrow

Showers Possible Over North Alabama Tomorrow

| October 31, 2017 @ 5:58 am

HAPPY HALLOWEEN: As expected, temperatures are not as cold across the great state of Alabama this morning with mostly 40s being reported… but some of the colder pockets over Northeast Alabama are in the 30s. Today will be dry and pleasant; with a partly to mostly sunny sky we rise into the upper 60s this afternoon.

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Warming Trend Ahead; Still Dry Tomorrow

Warming Trend Ahead; Still Dry Tomorrow

| October 30, 2017 @ 3:22 pm

BLUE SKY AND SUNSHINE: Temperatures have recovered nicely after the frosty start earlier today; readings are generally in the mid to upper 60s this afternoon under a cobalt blue sky. Tonight will be clear and not as cold as recent nights; most places will see a low in the 40s, although a few spots over East Alabama could dip into the upper 30s.

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Warmer Days Ahead For Alabama

Warmer Days Ahead For Alabama

| October 30, 2017 @ 5:43 am

We rise into the mid to upper 60s later today with ample sunshine, still below the average high of 71 for October 30 (for Birmingham). Tonight will be clear and not as cold as recent nights; most places will see a low in the 40s early tomorrow, with upper 30s for colder spots.

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