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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A Few Sprinkles Late Tonight, Otherwise Dry Through Sunday

A Few Sprinkles Late Tonight, Otherwise Dry Through Sunday

| March 20, 2019 @ 3:15 pm

SEVERE CLEAR: The last few hours of winter are bringing some delightful weather for Alabama; sunshine in full supply with temperatures in the 60s this afternoon. Spring will officially arrive at 4:58p CDT.

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A Few Sprinkles Possible Late Tonight

A Few Sprinkles Possible Late Tonight

| March 20, 2019 @ 5:48 am

STILL DRY TODAY: Our weather stays dry today; the sky will be partly to mostly sunny with a high between 65 and 68 degrees. Clouds will move in tonight, and we will mention the chance of a few sprinkles, or patches of light rain, after midnight over the northern third of the state. Rain amounts, if any, should be light and spotty.

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Another Chilly Night Ahead

Another Chilly Night Ahead

| March 19, 2019 @ 3:18 pm

DRY/COOL AFTERNOON: With a good supply of sunshine, temperatures are generally in the 58-62 degree range across the northern half of Alabama this afternoon. The air is very dry, and tonight will be clear and cold again. A freeze warning is in effect for a decent part of North Alabama once again, for areas generally north of a line from Winfield to Oneonta to Gadsden to Weiss Lake.

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Generally Dry Weather Through The Weekend

Generally Dry Weather Through The Weekend

| March 19, 2019 @ 5:46 am

DRY: Look for a sunny sky across Alabama today… REST OF THE WEEK: Tomorrow morning will be cold again with a low in the 30s; the day will be partly to mostly sunny with a high in the mid 60s. Clouds increase tomorrow night, and a few sprinkles are possible over the northwest part of the state, but the air will be pretty dry and most communities won’t see any rain at all.

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Mostly Dry Through The Weekend

Mostly Dry Through The Weekend

| March 18, 2019 @ 1:37 pm

FROSTY NIGHT AHEAD: Temperatures are hovering around the 60 degree mark this afternoon with a good supply of sunshine. Tonight will be clear and cold, and many North/Central Alabama communities will see a freeze. We project lows in the 28-34 degree range early tomorrow, and even where temperatures don’t drop below freezing frost is likely.

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Tranquil Weather Pattern Continues

Tranquil Weather Pattern Continues

| March 18, 2019 @ 5:51 am

DRY: Today will be sunny with a high in the low 60s. Tonight will be clear and a bit colder; we project a low early tomorrow in the 28-34 degree range with frost likely. Then, tomorrow will be another sunny, cool day with a high not too far from 60 degrees.

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Dry Weather Ahead; Cool Days, Chilly Nights

Dry Weather Ahead; Cool Days, Chilly Nights

| March 15, 2019 @ 3:17 pm

CALM PATTERN: Alabama’s weather will be rain-free over the weekend with mostly sunny cool days and fair, chilly nights. The high tomorrow will be in the 58-61 degree range, followed by low to mid 60s Sunday. We project lows in the 30s; best chance of frost will come early Sunday with a clear sky and light wind. Some of the traditionally colder spots across North/Central Alabama will see a freeze.

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Showers Ending; Long Dry Spell Ahead

Showers Ending; Long Dry Spell Ahead

| March 15, 2019 @ 5:43 am

CALMER DAY: We still have a few lingering showers across North/Central Alabama early this morning; those will end over the next few hours, and by afternoon rain will be confined to the southern half of the state. The sky becomes partly sunny, and today will be cooler with a high in the 60-65 degree range.

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Strong/Severe Storms Possible Later Today/Tonight

Strong/Severe Storms Possible Later Today/Tonight

| March 14, 2019 @ 5:57 am

MILD, WINDY DAY: A deep surface low this morning over the Great Plains will move slowly northeast, dragging a cold front into Alabama tonight. Ahead of that front, today will be mild and windy with a high in the 70s. A strong south wind will average 15-25 mph, with occasionally higher gusts. The air will become unstable this afternoon, and strong to severe thunderstorms are possible through tonight.

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Strong/Severe Storms Possible Late Tomorrow/Tomorrow Night

Strong/Severe Storms Possible Late Tomorrow/Tomorrow Night

| March 13, 2019 @ 3:27 pm

MILD, WINDY AFTERNOON: Temperatures are in the 70s across the great state of Alabama this afternoon with a mix of sun and clouds. While our weather is calm here, we are watching a very deep surface low over Kansas… the pressure has dropped to 972 mb, or 28.70″ of mercury. A blizzard is in progress at Denver; winds at DIA have gusted to 80 mph. Blizzard warnings are in effect across the High Plains, and south and east of the surface low, in the warm sector, showers and storms continue to develop.

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Mild And Windy; Showers/Storms Return Tomorrow

Mild And Windy; Showers/Storms Return Tomorrow

| March 13, 2019 @ 5:59 am

ON THE MAPS: A vigorous storm system is developing west of the state this morning as a cold core upper trough lifts out of the Southwest U.S. A very deep surface low, with a central pressure down to near 970 mb (28.64″), develops over western Kansas. North and west of that low, blizzard conditions are likely with hurricane force wind gusts, and south and east of the low severe storms will form. SPC has an “enhanced risk” of severe weather defined today along the Mississippi River from north of Memphis down to near Greenville, MS.

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Dry And Mild Tomorrow; Storms Arrive Thursday

Dry And Mild Tomorrow; Storms Arrive Thursday

| March 12, 2019 @ 3:17 pm

PLEASANT MARCH AFTERNOON: Temperature are hovering around the 70 degree mark across the great state of Alabama this afternoon with a good supply of sunshine. The sky will stay mostly fair tonight with a low in the low 50s.

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Dry Through Tomorrow; Strong Storms Thursday

Dry Through Tomorrow; Strong Storms Thursday

| March 12, 2019 @ 5:55 am

NICE WARM-UP TODAY: We are starting the day with temperatures mostly in the 40s early this morning; we project a high in the low 70s this afternoon with a good supply of sunshine. Tomorrow will be dry as well… with a mix of sun and clouds we expect a high in the mid 70s.

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Dry Tomorrow/Wednesday; Rain Returns Thursday

Dry Tomorrow/Wednesday; Rain Returns Thursday

| March 11, 2019 @ 3:03 pm

RADAR CHECK: A large mass of rain covers much of Central Alabama this afternoon; this is in response to a wave of low pressure moving along a stalled front over the southern part of the state. There is a big thermal contrast on either side of the front; temperatures are in the 50s across North Alabama, but to the south Mobile reports 81 degrees at 2:00p CDT. Rain will end from west to east this evening, and we drop into the 40s overnight.

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Showers Today; Dry Tomorrow/Wednesday

Showers Today; Dry Tomorrow/Wednesday

| March 11, 2019 @ 5:47 am

SHOWERS POSSIBLE TODAY: Today will be mostly cloudy across Alabama with the potential for a few passing rain showers thanks to a nearly stationary front across the state, and a weak upper disturbance passing through. Rain amounts, most likely, won’t be too heavy, and there is no risk of severe weather. There will be a big temperature variation due to the front; North Alabama will see highs in the 50s.. 60s for Central Alabama, and 70s for the southern third of the state.

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A Look At Today’s Severe Weather Threat For Northwest Alabama

A Look At Today’s Severe Weather Threat For Northwest Alabama

| March 9, 2019 @ 6:48 am

A complex storm system will impact Alabama later today and tonight, and will bring the threat of strong to severe thunderstorms for the northwest part of the state. There is still some uncertainty concerning the small scale features, but forecast shear and instability values will certainly support severe storms north and west of Birmingham. A […]

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