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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Only Isolated Showers Through Mid-Week

Only Isolated Showers Through Mid-Week

| August 3, 2021 @ 3:27 pm

RADAR CHECK: Most of Alabama is rain free this afternoon, but showers and a few storms are seen over the far southern part of the state, mainly south of U.S. 84. A few waterspouts were seen today off the Alabama Gulf Coast near Gulf Shores and Fort Morgan. The sky is partly sunny, and temperatures are mostly in the mid to upper 80s. The average high for Birmingham on August 3 is 91.

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Mostly Dry Today Over North/Central Alabama

Mostly Dry Today Over North/Central Alabama

| August 3, 2021 @ 5:46 am

TRENDING DRIER: A rare August “cold” front is sagging southward across Alabama this morning, and drier air now covers the northern half of the state. With the lower precipitable water values, most of North/Central Alabama will experience a dry day today with just a small risk of a shower. With a partly sunny sky, we expect a high in the 84-87 degree range; the average high for August 3 at Birmingham is 91.

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Drier Air For North/Central Alabama Tomorrow

Drier Air For North/Central Alabama Tomorrow

| August 2, 2021 @ 3:12 pm

RADAR CHECK: A large mass of rain covers much of Central Alabama this afternoon… we note heavier thunderstorms developing over South Alabama ahead of a surface front draped across the state. Heavy rain is moving into Montgomery as I write this at mid-afternoon. Storms are below severe limits, and temperatures are well below average for early August. Birmingham reports 78 degrees at 3p CT… the average high for August 2 is 91.

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August Front Creeping Southward Across Alabama Today

August Front Creeping Southward Across Alabama Today

| August 2, 2021 @ 5:54 am

RARE AUGUST FRONT: A “cold front” north of I-20 this morning… you don’t see those around here that often in early August. North of the front, the air is drier, and temperatures are in the mid 60s in many places. But, to the south, humid air lingers with temperatures in the 70s. We have a cluster of showers and storms riding along the front over West Alabama just before daybreak.

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Hotter, Drier Weather Ahead For Alabama

Hotter, Drier Weather Ahead For Alabama

| July 23, 2021 @ 3:10 pm

RADAR CHECK: Again today, scattered showers and storms have formed across Alabama, some of them producing very heavy rain. They are moving to the south/southeast, and will slowly diminish after sunset. Away from the storms, we have a mix of sun and clouds with temperatures around 90 degrees at mid-afternoon.

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Scattered Storms Later Today; Trending Hotter/Drier Over The Weekend

Scattered Storms Later Today; Trending Hotter/Drier Over The Weekend

| July 23, 2021 @ 5:45 am

HOT, HUMID DAYS AHEAD: Today’s weather across Alabama will feature a partly sunny sky with a high close to 90 degrees; the average high for Birmingham on July 23 is 91. Random, scattered showers and thunderstorms will form this afternoon and early tonight… like recent days heavier storms will be very efficient rain producers and a few isolated flash flooding issues could develop.

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Scattered Showers/Storms Again Tomorrow; Trending Drier This Weekend

Scattered Showers/Storms Again Tomorrow; Trending Drier This Weekend

| July 22, 2021 @ 2:24 pm

RADAR CHECK: We have the classic case of “scattered, mostly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms” across Alabama today. Showers and storms are moving slowly to the east/southeast, and stronger storms are dumping heavy amounts of rain in this moist, unstable airmass. Away from the showers, we have a mix of sun and clouds with temperatures in the 87-90 degree range. Showers will fade tonight once the sun goes down.

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Scattered Showers/Storms Forming Again Later Today

Scattered Showers/Storms Forming Again Later Today

| July 22, 2021 @ 5:50 am

WARM, HUMID SUMMER DAYS: Alabama’s weather won’t change much through tomorrow. Warm, humid days with a mix of sun and clouds, along with scattered showers and thunderstorms, most active from about 1:00 until 9:00 p.m. Like recent days, the heavier storms will bring heavy rain and the threat of isolated flooding issues, and the high will be in the 87-90 degree range for most places.

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