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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Dry Days With A Slow Warming Trend

Dry Days With A Slow Warming Trend

| September 24, 2021 @ 3:26 pm

CLOUDLESS SKY: A very dry airmass is over Alabama today; temperatures are mostly in the mid to upper 70s this afternoon. The average high for Birmingham on September 24 is 84. Tonight will be clear and cool with temperatures dropping into the 48-55 degree range early tomorrow.

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No Rain Through Next Week; Warming Trend Ahead

No Rain Through Next Week; Warming Trend Ahead

| September 24, 2021 @ 6:01 am

LONG DRY SPELL AHEAD: Today will be another picture perfect autumn day for Alabama with ample sunshine along with a high between 75 and 79 degrees. Dry air will continue to cover the state over the weekend and next week, and for now we see no chance of rain for at least the next seven days. Lots sunshine each day, clear at night… look for highs in the low 80s over the weekend, followed by mid 80s for much of next week. Lows over the weekend will be in the 50s, then in the low 60s next week.

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Cool Early Autumn Night Ahead For Alabama

Cool Early Autumn Night Ahead For Alabama

| September 23, 2021 @ 3:02 pm

SEVERE CLEAR: Nothing but sunshine across Alabama this afternoon as a very dry airmass is now parked across the Deep South. Temperatures are mostly in the mid 70s; tonight will be clear and cool with lows between 44 and 54 degrees. For most places it will be a few degrees cooler than what we experienced earlier this morning.

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Dry Weather For Alabama Through Next Week

Dry Weather For Alabama Through Next Week

| September 23, 2021 @ 5:49 am

TOMORROW THROUGH THE WEEKEND: Dry weather continues with sunny pleasant days and clear cool nights. The high tomorrow will be in the upper 70s… followed by low 80s over the weekend. Many places will drop back into the 40s early tomorrow… lows Saturday and Sunday morning will be in the 50s.

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Long Stretch Of Dry Weather Ahead

Long Stretch Of Dry Weather Ahead

| September 22, 2021 @ 3:05 pm

COOL AIR ROLLING INTO THE STATE: The cold front that passed through early this morning is bringing a nice shot of cool, dry air into Alabama this afternoon. Temperatures are only in the 68-73 degree range with fresh north breeze; the sky is partly sunny. Tonight will be clear and cool with a low in the 45-55 degree range. FYI… the last time Birmingham experience a low below 50 degrees was May 14 when the low was 49.

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Showers End Early This Morning; Clearing, Cooler, Less Humid This Afternoon

Showers End Early This Morning; Clearing, Cooler, Less Humid This Afternoon

| September 22, 2021 @ 5:49 am

ON THE MAPS: A strong cold front is over the northwest corner of Alabama early this morning… a band of showers is along the front over the northern third of the state. The front will race through over the next few hours, and all of the showers should be out of the state by 9-10 a.m. Then, the sky becomes mostly sunny, and a northwest wind of 10-20 mph will usher in cooler and much drier air.

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Cold Front Arrives Very Early Tomorrow Morning

Cold Front Arrives Very Early Tomorrow Morning

| September 21, 2021 @ 3:19 pm

RADAR CHECK: We have scattered showers and thunderstorms in progress across Alabama this afternoon… a few of the stronger storms are producing heavy rain as they move to the east. Otherwise, there is a mix of sun and clouds with temperatures mostly in the 78-83 degree range. The average high for Birmingham on September 21 is 85.

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Showers/Storms Remain Possible Today; Dry Air Rolls In Tomorrow

Showers/Storms Remain Possible Today; Dry Air Rolls In Tomorrow

| September 21, 2021 @ 5:57 am

RADAR CHECK: Showers and a few thunderstorms are developing early this morning over the northern half of Alabama as a moist air lingers over the state. Look for more clouds than sun today with scattered to numerous showers and storms through tonight; the high will be in the low 80s this afternoon. We note the flash flood watch for the northern half of the state expired last night and was not extended.

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Showers Tomorrow; Cool, Dry Air Rolls Into The State Wednesday

Showers Tomorrow; Cool, Dry Air Rolls Into The State Wednesday

| September 20, 2021 @ 3:09 pm

RADAR CHECK: The most widespread rain this afternoon is across the northeast part of Alabama… otherwise showers are widely scattered across the state with a mix of sun and clouds. Temperatures are mostly in the 80-85 degree range… the average high for September 20 at Birmingham is 85. We will maintain the chance of scattered showers across the state tonight; the flash flood watch for the northern half of Alabama is set to expire at 7:00 this evening.

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