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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Strong/Severe Storms Possible Later Today

Strong/Severe Storms Possible Later Today

| March 27, 2017 @ 6:00 am

ACTIVE PATTERN: We will have two opportunities for strong to severe storms across Alabama this week… the first will come this afternoon and this evening as an upper trough lifts out of the southern Great Plains. This system brought storms with large hail to parts of North Texas and Oklahoma late yesterday last night.

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A Look At Today’s Severe Weather Potential

A Look At Today’s Severe Weather Potential

| March 25, 2017 @ 6:31 am

RADAR CHECK: A line of storms over Mississippi is moving toward West Alabama early this morning… for now they are under severe limits. These storms will move into West Alabama in a few hours, and storms will be possible statewide this afternoon and into the evening hours. With the daytime heating process, the air will […]

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Severe Storms Possible Across Alabama Tomorrow

Severe Storms Possible Across Alabama Tomorrow

| March 24, 2017 @ 3:29 pm

STORMY SATURDAY: Roughly the western half of Alabama is in the standard “slight risk” of severe weather for tomorrow, with a “marginal risk” for the eastern counties

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Dry Today; Stormy Tomorrow

Dry Today; Stormy Tomorrow

| March 24, 2017 @ 6:26 am

ACTIVE DAY TOMORROW: A surface low will be near St. Louis tomorrow with Alabama in a moist, unstable airmass. SPC maintains the standard “slight risk” of severe storms over the western side of Alabama, with a “marginal risk” to the east.

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Strong/Severe Storms Possible Saturday

Strong/Severe Storms Possible Saturday

| March 23, 2017 @ 2:31 pm

We stay dry tomorrow with a partly sunny sky and a high back in the 70s. To the west we will be keeping an eye an upper trough moving out of the Rockies that will bring a severe weather threat to places like Dallas, Tulsa, Little Rock, and Shreveport.

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Dry Through Tomorrow; Stormy Saturday

Dry Through Tomorrow; Stormy Saturday

| March 23, 2017 @ 5:24 am

Temperatures are mostly in the 47-52 degree range early this morning across Alabama with a fair sky. We project pleasant spring weather today and tomorrow with a mix of sun and clouds both days; the high today will be between 68 and 71, followed by mid 70s tomorrow.

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Severe Storms Possible Saturday

Severe Storms Possible Saturday

| March 22, 2017 @ 3:16 pm

COOLER DAY: Yesterday at this time, temperatures were soaring into the mid to upper 80s across Alabama, but today the northern half of the state is considerably cooler, with readings mostly in the 60s. The light rain we had on radar this morning has moved into Georgia, and things are quiet at mid-afternoon.

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Cooling Trend Through Mid-Week; Stormy Saturday

Cooling Trend Through Mid-Week; Stormy Saturday

| March 22, 2017 @ 6:31 am

We will mention the risk of a few widely scattered showers over North Alabama this morning, otherwise today will be noticeably cooler with a mix of sun and clouds; most communities will see a high between 67 and 70 degrees, almost 20 degrees cooler than yesterday when temperatures soared into the upper 80s.

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Strong Storms Far North Alabama This Evening

Strong Storms Far North Alabama This Evening

| March 21, 2017 @ 3:24 pm

TO THE NORTH: Severe storms are forming along a surface boundary over Tennessee, and SPC has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for far North and Northeast Alabama until 10p CT.

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Strong Storms For Far North Alabama Later Today

Strong Storms For Far North Alabama Later Today

| March 21, 2017 @ 7:40 am

A surface front over Tennessee will push southward this afternoon, and a band of strong to severe storms will clip far North Alabama this evening. SPC maintains the standard “slight risk” for the Tennessee Valley region of North Alabama, with a “marginal risk” down to Cullman and Gadsden.

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Strong Storms For Far North Alabama Late Tomorrow

Strong Storms For Far North Alabama Late Tomorrow

| March 20, 2017 @ 3:17 pm

Most of Alabama will be warm and dry tomorrow with a high between 80 and 84 degrees, but a “SLIGHT RISK” of severe storms exists during tomorrow night for parts of northern Alabama.

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Warmer Through Tomorrow; Strong Storms Saturday

Warmer Through Tomorrow; Strong Storms Saturday

| March 20, 2017 @ 6:03 am

Partly to mostly sunny with highs between 75 and 79 degrees today, and warmer tomorrow as we surge into the 80s. A few strong storms are possible over northern Alabama tomorrow night.

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Showers/Storms Arrive Late Tonight

Showers/Storms Arrive Late Tonight

| March 17, 2017 @ 3:17 pm

An approaching surface front will bring a band of showers and a few thunderstorms to North Alabama late tonight and tomorrow morning; SPC has now issued a “marginal risk” of severe storms in the broad area from Muscle Shoals to Memphis and Little Rock; this risk areas clips the far northwest corner of Alabama. The best chance of showers and storms will come from midnight tonight through 10:00 a.m. tomorrow; rain amounts should be 1/2 inch or less for most places.

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Showers Late Tonight/Early Tomorrow

Showers Late Tonight/Early Tomorrow

| March 17, 2017 @ 5:58 am

Showers possible late tonight and tomorrow morning from about 12:00 midnight tonight through 10:00 a.m. tomorrow. A few rumbles of thunder are possible, but no risk of severe storms.

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Warmer Days Ahead; Showers Early Saturday

Warmer Days Ahead; Showers Early Saturday

| March 16, 2017 @ 2:20 pm

Tonight will be fair and cold, but not as cold as last night. Most places will see a low between 34 and 39 early tomorrow, but colder spots over East Alabama will most likely see another freeze. Then, during the day tomorrow, temperatures will rise into the 60s with a mix of sun and clouds.

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Frigid Morning; Warmer Days Ahead

Frigid Morning; Warmer Days Ahead

| March 16, 2017 @ 6:02 am

WARMING TREND BEGINS LATER TODAY: We rise into the mid 50s this afternoon with a good supply of sunshine as we begin to dig out of the deep freeze. Tonight will be cold, but not as cold as recent nights.

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Another Freeze Tonight; Then A Warming Trend

Another Freeze Tonight; Then A Warming Trend

| March 15, 2017 @ 3:21 pm

Another freeze warning is in effect tonight. Most places will see a low between 22 and 26 degrees, but with a clear sky and calm wind, colder pockets will have a good chance of reaching the upper teens. Birmingham’s record low for March 16 is 23 set in 1916… we will be very close to that level.

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Sunshine Returns; Still Cold

Sunshine Returns; Still Cold

| March 15, 2017 @ 6:03 am

A freeze warning remains in effect for all of Alabama except for the immediate Gulf Coast. Most places will be in the mid 20s, but some of the colder valleys across the northern half of the state could reach the upper teens.

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