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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Quiet Pattern For Most Of Alabama This Week

Quiet Pattern For Most Of Alabama This Week

| January 24, 2022 @ 5:35 am

CALM DAYS: Dry weather will continue across Alabama today… with a partly to mostly sunny sky we expect a high in the mid 50s this afternoon. The average high for Birmingham on January 24 is 55. Clouds will increase tonight, and a disturbance has the potential to bring some light rain to the southern third of the state tomorrow. The best chance of rain tomorrow will be along and south of U.S. 84… most of North and Central Alabama will be dry despite a cloud cover.

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Brighter Weather Over The Weekend; Warmer Afternoons

Brighter Weather Over The Weekend; Warmer Afternoons

| January 21, 2022 @ 2:58 pm

COLD WINTER DAY: Clouds cover most of Alabama this afternoon with temperatures in the 30s… some spots across North Alabama are below freezing at mid-afternoon. Light rain is falling across parts of Southeast Alabama, with a little sleet in the mix in spots. That rain will end this evening, and the sky will clear from west to east tonight. Temperatures tomorrow morning will be very cold… expect lows in the 18-24 degree range.

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Freezing Rain Near The Coast; Cold/Dry Elsewhere Today

Freezing Rain Near The Coast; Cold/Dry Elsewhere Today

| January 21, 2022 @ 5:33 am

RADAR CHECK: A “wintry mix” of freezing rain and sleet is falling across parts of Mobile and Baldwin counties early this morning, where a winter weather advisory is in effect for the potential for scattered bridge icing. Otherwise, it is a dry, cold morning with temperatures mostly in the 20s over the northern 2/3 of Alabama. Precipitation today will be confined to the far southern part of the state in the broad zone from Mobile to Dothan… the rest of the state will be cold and dry with a mix of sun and clouds.

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Cold Air Stays In Place Through Tomorrow

Cold Air Stays In Place Through Tomorrow

| January 20, 2022 @ 2:58 pm

COLD WINTER DAY: Temperatures are generally below freezing at mid-afternoon across North Alabama north of I-20, with readings in the 25-32 degree range. We are seeing mostly 30s across the rest of the state, and some rain continues across the southeast counties of the state ahead of the push of cold air.

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Sharply Colder Today; Rain Pushing Southward

Sharply Colder Today; Rain Pushing Southward

| January 20, 2022 @ 5:34 am

COLD, WET: A cold front continues to push southward across Alabama early this morning, accompanied by a large area of rain. Temperatures are approaching the freezing mark across the Tennessee Valley at daybreak, and there remains some outside chance of a little light freezing rain or drizzle over the northern third of the state through mid-morning, but major icing issues are not expected.

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Rain Moves In Tonight; Turning Much Colder Tomorrow

Rain Moves In Tonight; Turning Much Colder Tomorrow

| January 19, 2022 @ 3:07 pm

MILD WINTER DAY: Temperatures are in the 60s across Alabama this afternoon… it will be the warmest day this week, and probably the warmest day for the rest of January. Clouds are increasing over the northern half counties, and rain is entering the northwest corner of Alabama this afternoon ahead of a cold front. Rain will expand southward tonight… there could be some thunder, but severe storms are not expected here.

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Rain Tonight; Much Colder Air Returns Tomorrow

Rain Tonight; Much Colder Air Returns Tomorrow

| January 19, 2022 @ 5:44 am

MILD AFTERNOON; RAIN TONIGHT: Temperatures will warm to near 60 degrees across Alabama today… it will be the warmest day of the week, and most likely the warmest day for the next two weeks. Clouds will increase, and rain will creep into the northwest corner of the state by late afternoon ahead of a cold front. Rain is likely over the northern half of the state tonight as the front pushes southward.

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Clouds Move In Tomorrow; Rain By Tomorrow Night

Clouds Move In Tomorrow; Rain By Tomorrow Night

| January 18, 2022 @ 2:59 pm

SUNNY WINTER DAY: Temperatures are in the 50-55 degree range across Alabama this afternoon with a good supply of sunshine. Tonight will be mostly fair and not as cold as last night… lows will be between 35 and 42 degrees for most communities.

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Sunny Day Ahead With A Nice Warm-Up

Sunny Day Ahead With A Nice Warm-Up

| January 18, 2022 @ 5:49 am

COLD START: Temperatures are mostly in the 22-28 degree range across Alabama early this morning… but we expect a nice warm-up today with a good supply of sunshine. Most communities will reach the mid 50s this afternoon, right at seasonal averages for mid-January. Tonight will be mostly fair and not as cold as last night with a low between 35 and 42.

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