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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The Latest Weather XtremeVideo: Storms Return Sunday Night

The Latest Weather XtremeVideo: Storms Return Sunday Night

| April 28, 2017 @ 6:32 am

HEATING UP: With a partly sunny sky today, we expect a high in the mid 80s across much of North/Central Alabama today… the average high for April 28 is 77. An isolated shower could fire up late this afternoon as the air becomes unstable, but the chance of any one spot getting wet is only about one in ten.

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Strong/Severe Storms Return Late In The Weekend

Strong/Severe Storms Return Late In The Weekend

| April 27, 2017 @ 3:36 pm

SUNNY AFTERNOON: Storms have exited Alabama this afternoon; most communities are enjoying a sunny sky with temperatures in the upper 70s. Tonight will be mostly fair and calm.

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Storms Moving Out Of Alabama

Storms Moving Out Of Alabama

| April 27, 2017 @ 7:02 am

TOMORROW/SATURDAY: These two days will be warm and mostly dry with a partly sunny sky. We rise into the mid 80s tomorrow, followed by upper 80s Saturday. Some places could touch 90 degrees Saturday afternoon for a real summer preview.

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Severe Weather Threat Overnight

Severe Weather Threat Overnight

| April 26, 2017 @ 3:35 pm

New high resolution model data is now suggesting potential for the line of storm to become more “cellular” after midnight in Alabama, and with high storm relative helicity values we will need to hit the chance of a tornado or two a little harder. The limiting factor will be somewhat marginal instability values, but they are sufficient for severe storms.

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Strong Storms Move Into Alabama Late Tonight

Strong Storms Move Into Alabama Late Tonight

| April 26, 2017 @ 6:36 am

WARM, DRY DAY AHEAD: We expect a good supply of sunshine across Alabama today with a high up in the mid 80s this afternoon. But, to the west, severe thunderstorms will form, and SPC has defined a “moderate risk” of severe storms for parts of North Louisiana and South Arkansas. Those storms will enter far West Alabama around midnight tonight, and we have a “marginal risk” defined for the western counties of our state in the Day One outlook that runs through 7:00 a.m. tomorrow.

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Storms Return To Alabama Very Early Thursday

Storms Return To Alabama Very Early Thursday

| April 25, 2017 @ 3:20 pm

BEAUTIFUL SPRING DAY: With a sunny sky, temperatures are generally in the 74-77 degree range across North/Central Alabama this afternoon with low humidity levels. Tonight will be fair and pleasant with a low in the 55-60 degree range.

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Big Warm-Up Today; Storms Thursday Morning

Big Warm-Up Today; Storms Thursday Morning

| April 25, 2017 @ 8:00 am

We have patches of dense fog, and a dense fog advisory is in effect for the Tennessee Valley of far North Alabama. The fog dissipates by mid morning, and the day will be sunny with a big warm-up; the high will be very close to 80 degrees.

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Warmer Days Ahead; Strong Storms Thursday

Warmer Days Ahead; Strong Storms Thursday

| April 24, 2017 @ 3:38 pm

VARIABLE CLOUDS, COOL: We have a mix of sun and clouds across Alabama this afternoon with temperatures mostly in the 60s, about ten degrees below average for late April. No rain on radar, and the sky becomes mostly fair tonight. Most communities will see a low between 48 and 52 degrees early tomorrow morning. Not […]

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Cool, Mostly Cloudy Day

Cool, Mostly Cloudy Day

| April 24, 2017 @ 6:33 am

COOL AIR REMAINS IN PLACE: A deep upper trough is over the Southeast U.S. this morning… and should keep Alabama mostly cloudy and cool today with temperatures not getting out of the 60s in most places. Despite the clouds the day will be dry here; heavy rain is likely well to the east over the Carolinas and Virginia. We could see a little sun this afternoon, especially over West Alabama.

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Early Morning Peek At Today’s Weather Situation

Early Morning Peek At Today’s Weather Situation

| April 22, 2017 @ 8:30 am

With so many out door events going on, here is a daybreak look at what we expect today… RIGHT NOW: It is raining over the northwest corner of Alabama early this morning; part of a larger mass of rain and storms from Nashville over to the Mississippi Delta. These storms are below severe limits. This […]

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Strong Storms Late Tomorrow; Much Cooler Sunday

Strong Storms Late Tomorrow; Much Cooler Sunday

| April 21, 2017 @ 3:26 pm

ANOTHER SUMMER-LIKE DAY: Temperatures are in the mid 80s over much of North/Central Alabama this afternoon, and as expected there is very little action on radar. Scattered storms remain possible over far North Alabama through the evening, and SPC maintains a “marginal risk” of severe storms there with a cold front just to the north.

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A Few Weekend Storms; Much Cooler Sunday

A Few Weekend Storms; Much Cooler Sunday

| April 21, 2017 @ 5:55 am

With a partly sunny sky, temperatures should soar back into the mid 80s across Alabama this afternoon.

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A Few Weekend Storms; Cooler Sunday

A Few Weekend Storms; Cooler Sunday

| April 20, 2017 @ 3:27 pm

RADAR CHECK: As expected, most of Alabama is rain-free this afternoon… we have just a few isolated showers over the far eastern counties of the state. With a partly sunny temperatures have warmed into the mid 80s again.

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Summer-Like Weather Again Today

Summer-Like Weather Again Today

| April 20, 2017 @ 6:35 am

The average high for Birmingham today (April 20) is 75… we expect to beat that by about 10 degrees today as temperatures return to the mid 80s this afternoon. Today’s record high is 88 set in 2002… we probably won’t get that warm. And, like yesterday, we expect a few random, widely scattered showers and storms this afternoon and into the evening hours.

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The Latest Weather Xtreme Video: Warm Through Friday; Stormy Weekend

The Latest Weather Xtreme Video: Warm Through Friday; Stormy Weekend

| April 19, 2017 @ 3:31 pm

RADAR CHECK: We have a few isolated showers and storms on radar this afternoon over far North and East Alabama… these will dissipate soon after sunset. Away from the showers, it is a warm day with a mix of sun and clouds; temperatures are in the mid 80s, about ten degrees above average for mid to late April in Alabama.

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