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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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Widespread Rain For Alabama Tomorrow

Widespread Rain For Alabama Tomorrow

| February 20, 2017 @ 2:57 pm

FINE FEBRUARY AFTERNOON: Temperatures are in the 70s across Alabama this afternoon with sunshine through high clouds. Those clouds will thicken and lower tonight, however, and we will deal with wet weather tomorrow. RAIN RETURNS: Rain will become widespread across Alabama by mid to late morning tomorrow, and the rain continues tomorrow afternoon into tomorrow […]

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Spring-Like Today; Rain Returns Tomorrow

Spring-Like Today; Rain Returns Tomorrow

| February 20, 2017 @ 6:06 am

WARM FEBRUARY DAY: The average high today for Birmingham is 60 degrees… we should climb about 15 degrees above that today with a high in the mid to upper 70s along with a good supply of sunshine. If you enjoyed the weather yesterday, you will love it today. We will keep an eye on active […]

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Rain Moves Into Alabama Late Tonight

Rain Moves Into Alabama Late Tonight

| February 17, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

PLEASANT AFTERNOON: Temperatures are well up in the 60s across Alabama this afternoon with sunshine through high clouds. Those high clouds are out ahead of a weather system over Texas moving toward Alabama; the clouds will thicken and lower tonight. Rain will move into the southwest counties of the state this evening, and the rain […]

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Some Rain At Times Tomorrow

Some Rain At Times Tomorrow

| February 17, 2017 @ 9:40 am

SMALL QUAKE LAST NIGHT: The USGS reports a M2.6 earthquake last night at 11:26p CT west of Oak Grove and east of Windham Springs, where Tuscaloosa, Jefferson, and Walker Counties come together. I would imagine most slept right through it. STILL DRY TODAY: Temperatures are down in the 30s across most of North/Central Alabama early […]

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Wet Start To The Weekend

Wet Start To The Weekend

| February 16, 2017 @ 3:12 pm

BLUE SKY AND SUNSHINE: Temperatures are in the 55-60 degree range across most of North/Central Alabama with a cloudless sky. Tonight will be clear and chilly; most communities will drop into the 35-40 degree range early tomorrow, with a light freeze for the colder spots. Tomorrow will be mostly sunny and pleasant with high in […]

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Rain Returns To Alabama Saturday

Rain Returns To Alabama Saturday

| February 16, 2017 @ 8:45 am

COLD MORNING: Temperatures are below freezing over much of North/Central Alabama early this morning… some temperatures just before sunrise include… Haleyville 26 Black Creek (just northeast of Gadsden) 26 Valley Head 27 Russellville 27 Gadsden 28 Cullman 28 Fort Payne 28 Center Point 29 Sycamore 29 Tuscaloosa 32 Anniston 33 Birmingham Airport 34 Today will […]

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Cold Tonight; Showers Return Saturday

Cold Tonight; Showers Return Saturday

| February 15, 2017 @ 8:07 pm

SUNNY WINTER DAY: The sky is bright and sunny over the northern half of Alabama this afternoon following the wave that brought rain to the state during the pre-dawn hours. Rain totals overnight included… Black Creek 0.89″ Arley 0.79″ Anniston 0.59″ Calera 0.53″ Heflin 0.36″ Shoal Creek 0.32″ Sycamore 0.30″ Birmingham 0.24″ Tuscaloosa 0.02″ Temperatures […]

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Clearing And Cooler

Clearing And Cooler

| February 15, 2017 @ 1:20 pm

RADAR CHECK: Rain was exiting the state quickly early this morning; by the time you read this all of the rain should be to the east in Georgia… Rain amounts overnight were around 1/2 inch for most places, and thankfully I have heard of no severe weather reports over South Alabama where the air was […]

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Rain Moves Into Alabama Tonight

Rain Moves Into Alabama Tonight

| February 14, 2017 @ 3:29 pm

GOOD SOAKING TONIGHT: A strong upper system lifting out of Texas will bring widespread rain to Alabama tonight, with potential for strong storms over the far southern counties. The ingredients needed for severe weather will be confined to the Gulf Coast tonight; SPC maintains the standard “slight risk” for Mobile and Baldwin Counties, with a […]

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Soaking Rain Tonight; Storms For South Alabama

Soaking Rain Tonight; Storms For South Alabama

| February 14, 2017 @ 6:38 am

COLD MORNING: Some communities like Gadsden, Cullman, Haleyville, and Fort Payne are starting the day below the freezing mark, with mid to upper 30s elsewhere. But, we warm up nicely today, with a high in the 60s this afternoon. Clouds will steadily increase ahead of a storm system to the west, where rain covers much […]

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Rain Arrives Late Tomorrow Night

Rain Arrives Late Tomorrow Night

| February 13, 2017 @ 3:23 pm

PLEASANT AFTERNOON: With a sunny sky, temperatures are in the 50s and 60s across the northern half of Alabama this afternoon. Tonight will be clear and chilly; most places will wind up in the 36-42 degree range early tomorrow morning. MID-WEEK RAIN: Clouds will move into the state tomorrow ahead of a weather system to […]

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Cooler Today; Rain Returns Late Tomorrow Night

Cooler Today; Rain Returns Late Tomorrow Night

| February 13, 2017 @ 6:00 am

COOLER: Following a cold front that brought a narrow band of showers and storms to Alabama late yesterday, today will be dry and cooler with ample sunshine and a high at or just over 60 degrees this afternoon. This is about 15 degrees cooler than yesterday, and close to the average high of 58 for […]

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