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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Sprinkles Tonight; Cooler Tomorrow

Sprinkles Tonight; Cooler Tomorrow

| March 5, 2021 @ 3:14 pm

THIS AFTERNOON: Clouds are gradually increasing across Alabama this afternoon ahead of a disturbance to the west; this feature will bring the chance of a few sprinkles of rain to the state tonight and early tomorrow, but moisture is very limited and most places won’t see any rain. The low tomorrow morning will be close to 40 degrees.

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A Few Sprinkles Tonight/Early Tomorrow

A Few Sprinkles Tonight/Early Tomorrow

| March 5, 2021 @ 5:42 am

ON THE MAPS: An upper trough over the Southern Plains will bring clouds into Alabama today, and potential for a few sprinkles of rain tonight and early tomorrow. Moisture will be very limited, and most places won’t see enough rain to measure… the high today will be in the mid 60s. The average high for Birmingham on March 5 is 64.

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Mostly Dry Through Next Week

Mostly Dry Through Next Week

| March 4, 2021 @ 2:44 pm

MAGNIFICENT MARCH AFTERNOON: As advertised, we have sunshine in full supply this afternoon with temperatures generally between 70 and 75 degrees. Tonight will be clear and cool with a low in the 35-45 degree range for most places.

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Nice Warm-Up Today With A Sunny Sky

Nice Warm-Up Today With A Sunny Sky

| March 4, 2021 @ 5:47 am

Despite the morning chill, we expect a nice warm-up today with sunshine in full supply… the high this afternoon will be close to 70. The weather stays dry tomorrow with a high between 65 and 70, but clouds will increase by afternoon ahead of a disturbance that might squeeze out a sprinkle or two tomorrow night. The air will be very dry, and most places won’t see a drop, however.

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Quiet Pattern Through The Weekend

Quiet Pattern Through The Weekend

| March 3, 2021 @ 3:00 pm

SEVERE CLEAR: Other than a few clouds around Dothan, the sky is clear across Alabama this afternoon as a very dry air has settled into the state. Temperatures are in the upper 50s over the northern counties, with 60s elsewhere… not far from average values for early March. Tonight will be clear with a low between 35 and 45 degrees.

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Sunny Today With A Nice Warm-Up

Sunny Today With A Nice Warm-Up

| March 3, 2021 @ 6:50 am

BRIGHTER/WARMER: Lingering clouds across Alabama are moving out quickly early this morning, and today will be brighter and warmer for the state with a good supply of sunshine… temperatures reach the low 60s in most spots this afternoon. The average high for Birmingham on March 3 is 63.

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Brighter, Drier Day Tomorrow

Brighter, Drier Day Tomorrow

| March 2, 2021 @ 2:50 pm

RADAR CHECK: Large patches of light rain continue across much of Alabama this afternoon… some sleet was even in the mix over the northwest part of the state this afternoon where the air is colder. Temperatures are mostly in the 40s… the average high for Birmingham on March 2 is 63. Rain will end from west to east tonight, but clouds will linger.

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Cold, Wet Tuesday For Alabama; Drier Tomorrow

Cold, Wet Tuesday For Alabama; Drier Tomorrow

| March 2, 2021 @ 5:36 am

WET IS THE WORD: A well defined upper air short wave will bring occasional rain to Alabama today; rain amounts of 1/2 inch are likely for the northern half of the state… some spots over South Alabama will see over one inch. The air will be cold and stable… most North Alabama communities will hold in the 40s all day, meaning no risk of severe storms, and probably no thunder.

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Cold And Wet Tonight/Tomorrow; Dry Air Returns Wednesday

Cold And Wet Tonight/Tomorrow; Dry Air Returns Wednesday

| March 1, 2021 @ 3:10 pm

RADAR CHECK: Rain lingers over parts of North and South Alabama this afternoon… the central counties are mostly dry. Temperatures are about 30 degrees colder than yesterday, when many communities soared into the low to mid 80s. A strong upper air short wave will bring widespread rain to Alabama late tonight and tomorrow; rain amounts of 1-2 inches are likely. It will be a cold rain as many cities will hold in the 40s all day, even down into South Alabama.

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Wet Through Tomorrow; Dry Air Returns Wednesday

Wet Through Tomorrow; Dry Air Returns Wednesday

| March 1, 2021 @ 5:36 am

RADAR CHECK: A large mass of rain covers the northern 2/3 of Alabama early this morning as a cold front pushes through the state. Rain will taper off by midday for most places, but a few lingering showers are possible this afternoon. Temperatures will hold in the 50s over North Alabama today, with 60s and 70s over the southern half of the state ahead of the front.

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