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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Freeze Warning The Next Two Nights

Freeze Warning The Next Two Nights

| March 14, 2017 @ 3:19 pm

SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES AHEAD: The sky will clear tonight, and by daybreak tomorrow most communities will be in the mid 20s, with colder spots closer to 20. Thursday morning will be just a cold, if not a few degrees colder. Some of the traditionally colder towns could reach the upper teens at daybreak Thursday across North Alabama.

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Raw, Breezy, Cold Day

Raw, Breezy, Cold Day

| March 14, 2017 @ 5:44 am

Temperatures are going to be some 20-35 degrees below average across North and Central Alabama today. Freeze warnings are in effect for tonight and Wednesday night.

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Cold March Weather Through Mid-Week

Cold March Weather Through Mid-Week

| March 13, 2017 @ 2:14 pm

RADAR CHECK: Rain is falling over much of North and West Alabama this afternoon; it is a cold rain with temperatures only in the 40s… Rain is likely through early tonight as a strong disturbance passes over our state; one ingredient in the making of the big Northeast U.S. blizzard tomorrow. TOMORROW: It will be […]

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Rain Moves In Later Today; Sub-Freezing Mornings Ahead

Rain Moves In Later Today; Sub-Freezing Mornings Ahead

| March 13, 2017 @ 5:06 am

Rain spreads across Alabama this afternoon, followed by cold weather, including significant freezes Tuesday and Wednesday night.

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Cold Rain Tomorrow Night; Colder Sunday

Cold Rain Tomorrow Night; Colder Sunday

| March 10, 2017 @ 2:51 pm

Frost is possible Saturday morning with increasing clouds ahead of cold rain for Saturday night. Colder still Sunday.

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Rain Returns Tomorrow Night; Then Colder

Rain Returns Tomorrow Night; Then Colder

| March 10, 2017 @ 7:01 am

Cooler and drier today, but quick changes tomorrow with rain tomorrow night into Sunday morning. The Tennessee Valley could see around one half inch of snow and travel problems could up there by Sunday morning.

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Strong Storms Early Tomorrow; Colder Days Ahead

Strong Storms Early Tomorrow; Colder Days Ahead

| March 9, 2017 @ 11:20 pm

Storms will affect the North and Central Alabama overnight. Some of the storms could be strong to severe with damaging winds.

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Showers Early Tomorrow; More Rain Saturday Night

Showers Early Tomorrow; More Rain Saturday Night

| March 9, 2017 @ 5:40 am

This is the month where anything goes, and we will have a series of big weather changes through next week. Tennessee should see an accumulating snow this weekend!

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Showers Friday; A Cold Rain Saturday Night

Showers Friday; A Cold Rain Saturday Night

| March 8, 2017 @ 3:28 pm

A beautiful afternoon is in progress across Central Alabama. Colder air will arrive this weekend along with a cold rain.

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Dry Through Tomorrow; Showers Friday

Dry Through Tomorrow; Showers Friday

| March 8, 2017 @ 6:25 am

After a good soaking yesterday, the sky will be mostly sunny across Alabama today with a high close to 70 degrees this afternoon.

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Drier Air Returns Tomorrow

Drier Air Returns Tomorrow

| March 7, 2017 @ 4:01 pm

A cold front is pushing a band of strong to severe thunderstorms across Alabama this afternoon. The storms are producing gusty winds and some small hail, but we have received hardly any reports of damage. A good supply of sunshine returns tomorrow.

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Strong Storms Move In Later Today

Strong Storms Move In Later Today

| March 7, 2017 @ 5:53 am

ACTIVE WEATHER DAY AHEAD: We have a fairly low end severe weather threat for North and Central Alabama today, with the greatest risk over West Alabama. Damaging wind and hail will be the main threats, but the tornado threat is certainly non-zero.

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Rain/Storms Move Into Alabama Tomorrow

Rain/Storms Move Into Alabama Tomorrow

| March 6, 2017 @ 3:31 pm

STORMY TUESDAY: A deep surface low will move into Canada, but the trailing cold front will creep into Alabama tomorrow bringing showers and thunderstorms. With the surface low and main wind fields well to the north, we don’t anticipate a big severe weather problem, but SPC has pulled a “marginal” risk into West and North Alabama.

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Isolated Showers Today; Storms Tomorrow

Isolated Showers Today; Storms Tomorrow

| March 6, 2017 @ 5:58 am

We have a few showers over Southeast Alabama early this morning, but the northern half of the state is rain-free at 6:00 a.m. under a mostly cloudy sky. While there could be a few widely scattered showers around here later today and tonight, the rain won’t be widespread and a decent part of the day will be dry. We project a high in the low 70s this afternoon.

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Pleasant Afternoons; Chilly Nights

Pleasant Afternoons; Chilly Nights

| March 3, 2017 @ 3:03 pm

Tonight will be a cool one across Central Alabama but a gradual warming trend is in store for the weekend. The next rain chances will come Tuesday as a band of rain and storms pushes through the state.

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Next Chance Of Rain Comes On Tuesday

Next Chance Of Rain Comes On Tuesday

| March 3, 2017 @ 5:46 am

It was a chilly morning across Central Alabama and a cool day is underway. Expect another freeze tonight, but a general warming trend will begin over the weekend. Look for the next chance of rain to come Tuesday.

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Dry With Chilly Nights/Cool Days

Dry With Chilly Nights/Cool Days

| March 2, 2017 @ 3:00 pm

COOL EARLY MARCH DAY: The average high for Birmingham for March 2 is 63 degrees… we are five degrees below that at 3p CT with 58 reported at the Airport. The sky is sunny, and there is no rain on radar statewide. Tonight will be clear and cold… most communities will drop into the mid […]

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Dry With Cool Days, Chilly Nights

Dry With Cool Days, Chilly Nights

| March 2, 2017 @ 5:54 am

CALMER DAY: After strong storms that dropped hail across parts of Alabama yesterday, we have a cool, dry, stable airmass in place today. We expect sunshine in full supply with a high close to 60 degrees this afternoon. Tonight will be clear and cold, we will be close to the freezing mark early tomorrow, then […]

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