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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Warm, Muggy, Scattered Storms

Warm, Muggy, Scattered Storms

| May 18, 2017 @ 3:36 pm

As expected, we have a classic case of scattered, random showers and thunderstorms across Alabama this afternoon in the warm, humid, unstable airmass…

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Warm, Humid, A Few Scattered Storms

Warm, Humid, A Few Scattered Storms

| May 18, 2017 @ 6:29 am

It is a warm, humid morning across Alabama; some places are still in the low 70s at daybreak. We project a high in the mid to upper 80s this afternoon with a mix of sun and clouds, and we will see showers and storms forming during the heat of the day in scattered, random spots. The chance of any one spot getting wet today is about one in three.

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Moisture Levels Rising; A Few Showers On Radar

Moisture Levels Rising; A Few Showers On Radar

| May 17, 2017 @ 3:09 pm

RADAR CHECK: With rising dewpoints and instability, we have a few widely scattered showers and storms on radar this afternoon across North/Central Alabama moving to the north. Most of the state remains dry, but a few neighborhoods have picked up a good passing shower…

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Latest Weather Xtreme Video: Alabama’s Summer Preview Continues

Latest Weather Xtreme Video: Alabama’s Summer Preview Continues

| May 17, 2017 @ 6:01 am

Today we will forecast a high close to 90 again with a partly sunny sky as the upper ridge stays in place. Then, tomorrow, as the ridge weakens slightly, we will bring in the chance of widely scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly during the afternoon and evening hours. Chance of any one spot getting wet is about one in four… most of the day will be dry.

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Summer-Like Weather For The Rest Of The Week

Summer-Like Weather For The Rest Of The Week

| May 16, 2017 @ 3:41 pm

Temperatures at 3:00 this afternoon include 92 at Montgomery, 90 at Tuscaloosa, 89 at Birmingham, and 88 at Anniston. The sky is sunny, and there is no rain on radar. Temperatures will probably rise another degree or two before the sun goes down later this evening.

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90 Degree Heat Likely Later Today

90 Degree Heat Likely Later Today

| May 16, 2017 @ 6:00 am

So far, based on data from the Birmingham Airport where the records are kept, Birmingham’s warmest days this year so far have come on March 21, and May 15 (yesterday) when the temperature reached 89 degrees. There is a good chance we hit 90 for the first time in 2017 this afternoon with a good supply of sunshine.

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Dry With Hot Afternoons Through Wednesday

Dry With Hot Afternoons Through Wednesday

| May 15, 2017 @ 3:07 pm

VERY WARM AFTERNOON: Temperatures are generally in the 85-89 degree range at mid-afternoon with a sunny sky across the great state of Alabama. Tonight will be fair and pleasant; we drop into the low to mid 60s early tomorrow morning.

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Latest Weather Xtreme Video: Summer-Like Weather For Alabama This Week

Latest Weather Xtreme Video: Summer-Like Weather For Alabama This Week

| May 15, 2017 @ 5:56 am

COOL MORNING, QUICK WARM-UP TODAY: Temperatures are mostly in the 50s across Alabama early this morning with a clear sky, but we warm into the 87 to 90 degree range this afternoon as an upper ridge begins to build across the Deep South.

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Rain Ends Late Tonight; Dry Weekend Ahead

Rain Ends Late Tonight; Dry Weekend Ahead

| May 12, 2017 @ 2:59 pm

Expect occasional showers and storms through late tonight; SPC maintains a “marginal risk” of severe storms for Central Alabama. Some of the heavier storms could produce small hail and strong gusty winds. There is no meaningful tornado threat over North or Central Alabama tonight.

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Occasional Showers/Storms Through Tonight

Occasional Showers/Storms Through Tonight

| May 12, 2017 @ 6:27 am

RADAR CHECK: We have a band of showers over parts of West and North Alabama early this morning; this activity will slowly fade away over the next few hours.

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Showers/Storms Return Tomorrow Afternoon/Night

Showers/Storms Return Tomorrow Afternoon/Night

| May 11, 2017 @ 3:26 pm

WARM, DRY AFTERNOON: With sunshine through high cirrus clouds, temperatures are mostly in the mid 80s across the great state of Alabama this afternoon. Nothing on radar here, but we are monitoring strong to severe storms west of the state over Oklahoma and Arkansas.

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Latest Weather Xtreme Video: Warm/Dry Today; Storms By Tomorrow Afternoon

Latest Weather Xtreme Video: Warm/Dry Today; Storms By Tomorrow Afternoon

| May 11, 2017 @ 5:49 am

An upper ridge will keep Alabama’s weather dry and very warm today; the sky will be partly sunny thanks to high cirrus clouds overhead, and we rise into the 86-89 degree range again this afternoon. But, to the north and west, strong to severe storms are possible from East Texas through parts of Kentucky and Tennessee, and over to the middle Atlantic coast as an upper low lifts out of the Southwest U.S.

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Dry/Warm Tomorrow; Showers/Storms Return Friday

Dry/Warm Tomorrow; Showers/Storms Return Friday

| May 10, 2017 @ 3:13 pm

SUMMER-LIKE DAY: Temperatures are in the 85-89 degree range across the great state of Alabama this afternoon with sunshine in full supply. Tonight will be clear; we drop into the mid 60s early tomorrow morning.

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Rain/Storms Return To Alabama Friday

Rain/Storms Return To Alabama Friday

| May 10, 2017 @ 5:55 am

On the maps this morning there is a deep upper low over the Southwest U.S… and around here we have a downstream ridge in place. That upper ridge will mean dry and very warm weather continuing today and tomorrow. With a good supply of sunshine both days, we project afternoon highs in the 87-90 degree range, which is 7 to 10 degrees above average for mid-May in Alabama.

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Rain Returns To Alabama Friday

Rain Returns To Alabama Friday

| May 9, 2017 @ 3:18 pm

SUNNY, WARM AFTERNOON: Temperatures are mostly in the mid 80s across the great state of Alabama this afternoon with a strong May sun. Tonight will be clear and pleasant with a low in the mid 60s early tomorrow.

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