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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Storms End This Evening; Dry Days Ahead

Storms End This Evening; Dry Days Ahead

| April 26, 2018 @ 3:07 pm

RADAR CHECK: A strong upper wave is digging through Alabama this afternoon producing scattered showers and thunderstorms. Due to the cold air aloft, hail is falling from the heavier showers (mostly small hail). These showers and storms will dissipate once the sun goes down later this evening, and the wave moves on to the east.

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Rain/Storms Today; Delightful Weekend Ahead

Rain/Storms Today; Delightful Weekend Ahead

| April 26, 2018 @ 6:22 am

WET IS THE WORD: A strong upper air wave is pushing a large rain mass into Alabama this morning… we expect widespread rain through midday. This afternoon we trend drier, but the air could become unstable over the eastern counties of the state, and SPC maintains a “marginal risk” of severe storms near the Georgia border… for places like Heflin, Wedowee, Roanoke, Lineville, Lafayette, Opelika, and Phenix City.

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Rain Returns Tomorrow; A Few Storms Possible

Rain Returns Tomorrow; A Few Storms Possible

| April 25, 2018 @ 3:35 pm

STRONG STORMS FOR EAST ALABAMA TOMORROW: Rain will arrive after midnight tonight over Northwest Alabama, and rain will be widespread over most of the state during the morning hours tomorrow. SPC has introduced a “marginal risk” of severe storms for the far eastern part of the state, as new model data suggests sufficient instability for a few strong thunderstorms there tomorrow afternoon.

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Dry Today; Rain Returns Tomorrow

Dry Today; Rain Returns Tomorrow

| April 25, 2018 @ 5:47 am

DRY SPRING DAY: The pesky upper low that has produced cloudy periods and scattered showers over the northern half of Alabama in recent days is opening up and lifting out this morning, and we are expecting a dry, pleasant day today with a partly sunny sky along with a high in the 72-75 degree range. Clouds increase tonight ahead of the next wave to the west.

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Dry Tomorrow; Rain Returns Thursday

Dry Tomorrow; Rain Returns Thursday

| April 24, 2018 @ 3:28 pm

REST OF THE WEEK: Tomorrow will be dry with a mix of sun and clouds; the high will be in the low 70s for most communities. Clouds thicken tomorrow night, and Thursday looks wet with occasional rain throughout the day. We won’t get out of the 60s Thursday due to clouds and rain. Then, on Friday, we expect some sun during the day, but a few showers are possible Friday afternoon and Friday evening ahead of an approaching cold front. Moisture will be pretty limited, and rain amounts should be light.

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A Few Widely Scattered Showers Today

A Few Widely Scattered Showers Today

| April 24, 2018 @ 5:53 am

UPPER LOW TO THE NORTH: Not much change in our weather today; an upper low near Nashville will continue to bring cloudy periods to the northern half of the state with some risk of widely scattered showers, mostly this afternoon and early tonight. The high should be close to 70 degrees this afternoon, below the average high of 76 for April 24 (at Birmingham).

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Scattered Showers Remain Possible Tomorrow

Scattered Showers Remain Possible Tomorrow

| April 23, 2018 @ 3:16 pm

UPPER LOW NEARBY: A deep upper low is passing north of Alabama, and is responsible for scattered showers across the state this afternoon. Most of the rain at mid-afternoon was east of I-65, and north of I-20. Away from the showers we are seeing some breaks in the cloud cover, and temperatures are mostly in the upper 60s and low 70s. Showers will taper off later this evening once the sun goes down.

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A Few Scattered Showers Today

A Few Scattered Showers Today

| April 23, 2018 @ 5:50 am

ON THE MAPS: A deep upper low is over Arkansas this morning; the heavy rain we had last night is now well to the east… and we see only a few scattered, light rain showers over North Alabama. Today will feature more clouds than sun for the northern half of the state, and we will maintain the chance of a few scattered showers as the upper low approaches. Nothing too heavy or widespread; the high this afternoon will be close to 70 degrees.

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One More Dry Day Before Rain Returns

One More Dry Day Before Rain Returns

| April 20, 2018 @ 3:21 pm

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: We will squeeze out one more nice day tomorrow; the sky will be partly to mostly sunny with a high between 72 and 75. Clouds will increase tomorrow night, and rain will move in Sunday morning ahead of an approaching low pressure area. Expect widespread rain Sunday afternoon into Sunday night; the air will be stable across the northern half of the state and we probably won’t have much thunder.

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Rain Rolls Into Alabama Sunday

Rain Rolls Into Alabama Sunday

| April 20, 2018 @ 5:54 am

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: Our weather stays dry tomorrow; the sky will be partly to mostly sunny with a high in the mid 70s. Clouds roll in quickly tomorrow night, and rain moves in Sunday morning. Rain will be widespread through the afternoon and into Sunday night. No risk of severe weather for the northern half of the state, but SPC has defined a “marginal risk” for parts of South Alabama.

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Chilly Tonight; Rain Returns Sunday

Chilly Tonight; Rain Returns Sunday

| April 19, 2018 @ 3:20 pm

COLD NIGHT: Temperatures are only in the 50s and 60s across the northern half of Alabama this afternoon despite sunshine in full supply. The average high (at Birmingham) for April 19 is 75.

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Breezy and Noticeably Cooler Today

Breezy and Noticeably Cooler Today

| April 19, 2018 @ 5:59 am

COOL, BREEZY DAY: A cold front passed through in mostly dry fashion across Alabama last night, and today will be considerably cooler than yesterday with a high only in the low to mid 60s with a northwest wind of 12-22 mph. Tonight will be clear, and as the wind dies down colder pockets are headed back for the 30s early tomorrow morning with a bit of light frost possible. Most of the larger cities will see a low closer to 40.

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Cold Passes Through Tonight Mostly Dry

Cold Passes Through Tonight Mostly Dry

| April 18, 2018 @ 3:13 pm

WARM SPRING DAY: Temperatures are hovering right around 80 degrees across the great state of Alabama this afternoon with a good supply of sunshine through scattered clouds. A cold front will pass through tonight… it could squeeze out a few isolated showers, but moisture is very limited, and most communities will stay dry.

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Close To 80 Later Today; Cooler Tomorrow

Close To 80 Later Today; Cooler Tomorrow

| April 18, 2018 @ 5:25 am

WARM WEDNESDAY: With a partly sunny sky, we are forecasting a high around 80 degrees this afternoon, a little above the average high of 75 for April 18. Then, tonight, there is a small risk of a brief passing shower thanks to a cold front passing through. Moisture will be very limited, and most communities will stay dry.

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Cold Front Tomorrow Night; Mostly Dry

Cold Front Tomorrow Night; Mostly Dry

| April 17, 2018 @ 3:11 pm

BLUE SKY AND SUNSHINE: With a cloudless sky temperatures are in the 70s across the great state of Alabama this afternoon; tonight will be clear and not as cold as recent nights with a low in the 50s.

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