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.

rss feed

Warm Through The Weekend; Scattered Showers Around

Warm Through The Weekend; Scattered Showers Around

| December 8, 2022 @ 3:01 pm

RADAR CHECK: Most of Alabama is rain-free this afternoon… with a partly sunny sky temperatures are mostly in the mid to upper 70s… almost 20 degrees above average for December 8, and close to record values for the date. The sky will remain mostly fair tonight, but look out for for patchy dense fog again after midnight.

Read More

Temperatures Remain Above Average Through The Weekend; Pattern Change Next Week

Temperatures Remain Above Average Through The Weekend; Pattern Change Next Week

| December 8, 2022 @ 5:34 am

FOGGY START: A dense fog advisory is in effect for all 67 Alabama counties early this morning; the fog will dissipate slowly by mid to late morning, giving way to a partly sunny, warm afternoon with a high between 75 and 79 degrees for most communities. Today’s record high in Birmingham is 79 set in 1978, and the average high for December 8 is 58.

Read More

Warm Weather Continues; Pattern Flip About A Week Away

Warm Weather Continues; Pattern Flip About A Week Away

| December 7, 2022 @ 2:56 pm

RADAR CHECK: Scattered showers continue over the northern third of Alabama this afternoon where the sky is mostly cloudy… South Alabama is enjoying a partly to mostly sunny sky under an upper ridge. Temperatures remain well above average, and a few spots have reached the 80 degree mark. As of this writing, Birmingham’s high so far today is 74, well short of the record high of 80 for the date, set in 1951.

Read More

Warm Weather Continues; Showers Over North Alabama

Warm Weather Continues; Showers Over North Alabama

| December 7, 2022 @ 5:38 am

RADAR CHECK: Scattered showers continue across the northern 2/3 of Alabama early this morning… the more numerous ones are over the Tennessee Valley. A few showers will remain possible through the day today, but the big story is the December warmth. The high this afternoon will be in the mid 70s in most places, about 15 degrees above average.

Read More

Warm Days Through Friday; Cooler Over The Weekend

Warm Days Through Friday; Cooler Over The Weekend

| December 6, 2022 @ 3:28 pm

WARM DECEMBER WEATHER: The temperature has reached 80 degrees at Mobile and Evergreen at mid-afternoon…. elsewhere temperatures are mostly in the 70s with a mostly cloudy sky. We should note the average high for Birmingham on December 6 is 59. The sky is mostly cloudy across the state, but we are seeing only widely scattered showers over the northern counties.

Read More

Temperatures Near Record Levels Through Friday; A Few Showers Today

Temperatures Near Record Levels Through Friday; A Few Showers Today

| December 6, 2022 @ 5:44 am

RADAR CHECK: We have a few scattered showers over the northern half of Alabama this morning; nothing especially heavy or widespread. We will mention the chance of showers over North/Central Alabama today and early tonight… then just a small risk of a shower tomorrow and Thursday as an upper ridge builds over the region.

Read More

Warm Air Moving Northward; Rain Falling Over North Alabama

Warm Air Moving Northward; Rain Falling Over North Alabama

| December 6, 2022 @ 5:30 am

ON THE MAPS: We have a well defined warm front moving northward through Central Alabama this afternoon, creating a huge range of weather conditions across the state. South of the front, temperatures are in the 70s with some sun peeking through the clouds. But, north of the front, rain is falling over North Alabama with temperatures in the 47-55 degree range.

Read More

Warm December Days Ahead; Some Rain At Times

Warm December Days Ahead; Some Rain At Times

| December 5, 2022 @ 5:43 am

RADAR CHECK: Showers are widespread over the northern half of Alabama early this morning, north of a surface front over South Alabama. The front will be moving slowly northward as a warm front, and occasional showers are likely across North/Central Alabama through tonight.

Read More

Rain At Times Tomorrow; Mostly Dry Sunday

Rain At Times Tomorrow; Mostly Dry Sunday

| December 2, 2022 @ 2:58 pm

THIS AFTERNOON: We have a mix of sun and clouds across Alabama this afternoon, temperatures are in the 60s over North Alabama, and close to 70 over the southern counties of the state. We continue to see a few sprinkles on radar, but most places are dry. Clouds increase tonight with a low in the 55-62 degree range.

Read More

Dry Today; Showers Return Tomorrow

Dry Today; Showers Return Tomorrow

| December 2, 2022 @ 5:44 am

WARMER THIS AFTERNOON: With a partly sunny sky, we project a high in the mid 60s over North Alabama today, with low 70s for the southern counties of the state. The average high for Birmingham on December 2 is 60. Clouds will increase tonight ahead of a cold front.

Read More

Dry Tomorrow; Showers Return Over The Weekend

Dry Tomorrow; Showers Return Over The Weekend

| December 1, 2022 @ 2:39 pm

SUNNY, COOL DAY: Temperatures are in the 50s over North Alabama this afternoon… the southern counties are in the 60s. The sky is sunny with a few high clouds passing by. Tonight will be mostly fair with a low in the 34-42 degree range.

Read More

Dry Through Tomorrow; Showers Over The Weekend

Dry Through Tomorrow; Showers Over The Weekend

| December 1, 2022 @ 5:31 am

COLD START: Temperatures are in the 28-32 degree range over much of North Alabama early this morning… we see upper 30s down to the Gulf Coast. Today will be sunny with a high in the 50s over North Alabama… temperatures reach the 60s over the southern counties. Dry weather continues tomorrow with a partly sunny sky.

Read More