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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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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Showers Over The Weekend; Mild Afternoons

Showers Over The Weekend; Mild Afternoons

| February 10, 2017 @ 3:08 pm

FINE FEBRUARY DAY: With a good supply of sunshine, temperatures are well up in the 60s across North/Central Alabama this afternoon… a very nice warm-up after a sub-freezing start early today. Clouds will increase tonight, and it won’t be as cold as last night with temperatures holding well above freezing. THE WEEKEND: Expect mostly cloudy […]

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A Few Weekend Showers

A Few Weekend Showers

| February 10, 2017 @ 5:55 am

COLD MORNING: Temperatures just before daybreak this morning include… Black Creek (near Gadsden) 24 Fort Payne 25 Russellville 25 Gadsden 26 Cullman 27 Sycamore 27 Center Point 30 Anniston 31 Tuscaloosa 32 Birmingham 35 With a strong late winter sun, we expect temperatures to rise into the low 60s this afternoon. THE WEEKEND: Clouds increase […]

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Sub-Freezing Night Ahead; Then Warmer

Sub-Freezing Night Ahead; Then Warmer

| February 9, 2017 @ 3:15 pm

CHILLY WINTER DAY: Temperatures are in the 45-50 degree range across North/Central Alabama this afternoon with a good supply of sunshine. Tonight will be clear and cold; we project a low between 25 and 30 degrees for most communities early tomorrow. Then, during the day tomorrow with a strong February sun we project a high […]

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Colder Air Pouring Into Alabama

Colder Air Pouring Into Alabama

| February 9, 2017 @ 6:30 am

COOL CHANGE: In the wake of the storms that moved through Alabama last night, much colder air rolls into our state today with a brisk wind. The sky will be mostly sunny, but there is a good chance we won’t get out of the 40s today; northwest winds will average 12-22 mph, making it feel […]

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Severe Storms Possible Tonight

Severe Storms Possible Tonight

| February 8, 2017 @ 3:17 pm

THIS AFTERNOON: The sun is breaking through the clouds over Alabama this afternoon, with temperatures generally in the 68-72 degree range. Radar is quiet, but it should light up later tonight with a cold front slicing through the state. SPC now has much of North and Central Alabama in the standard “slight risk” of severe […]

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A Few Strong Storms Tonight

A Few Strong Storms Tonight

| February 8, 2017 @ 5:20 am

FOGGY START: A dense fog advisory is in effect for much of North, Central, and West Alabama early this morning; otherwise the sky is cloudy, nothing is on radar, and temperatures are between 55 and 60 degrees. A decent part of the day will be dry, and we might even see a few peeks of […]

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