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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Drizzly/Colder Through Tomorrow; Soaking Rain Thursday

Drizzly/Colder Through Tomorrow; Soaking Rain Thursday

| January 31, 2023 @ 3:02 pm

BIG SPREAD: As advertised, there is a huge range of temperatures across Alabama this afternoon. At 2:00p CT… the range was from 40 at Haleyville to 77 at Mobile. Clouds cover much of the state, although the sun is peeking out at times over the southern counties.

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Scattered Light Rain Through Tomorrow; Soaking Rain Thursday

Scattered Light Rain Through Tomorrow; Soaking Rain Thursday

| January 31, 2023 @ 5:42 am

RADAR CHECK: Rain is falling in the vicinity of a cold front over the northwest corner of Alabama early this morning; the rest of the state is cloudy. We note a dense fog advisory is in effect for much of East and South Alabama, where visibility is very restricted.

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Cloudy, Wet Pattern Through Thursday; Icing Issues Just Northwest Of Alabama

Cloudy, Wet Pattern Through Thursday; Icing Issues Just Northwest Of Alabama

| January 30, 2023 @ 3:00 pm

RADAR CHECK: Most of Alabama is dry this afternoon with only a few isolated patches of light rain on radar. Temperatures are in the 60s and 70s, but cold air is just northwest of the state, where Memphis is in the 30s. The is mostly cloudy, and clouds will linger tonight.

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Wet Week For Alabama; Ice Issues Just To The Northwest

Wet Week For Alabama; Ice Issues Just To The Northwest

| January 30, 2023 @ 5:44 am

RADAR CHECK: Rain is still falling early this morning across parts of Southeast Alabama, but that rain will end soon, and a decent part of the day ahead will be dry. Clouds will linger however, and we will see a big temperature spread with highs ranging from the 50s over North Alabama to the 70s near the coast.

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One More Dry Day Before Rain Returns

One More Dry Day Before Rain Returns

| January 27, 2023 @ 3:40 pm

BLUE SKY: With a sunny sky, temperatures are in the 50s across Alabama this afternoon, very close to average values for late January. Tonight will be clear and cold with a low in the 25-35 degree range.

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Dry Through Tomorrow; Wet Weather Returns Sunday

Dry Through Tomorrow; Wet Weather Returns Sunday

| January 27, 2023 @ 5:41 am

COLD START: Temperatures are in the 20s over North Alabama early this morning, with low to mid 30s over the southern counties with a clear sky. Expect a good supply of sunshine today with highs in the 50s and 60s… right at average values for January 27. Birmingham’s average high today is 55. The weather will stay dry tomorrow with a partly to mostly sunny sky; seasonal temperatures continue.

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Dry Through Saturday; Chilly Nights

Dry Through Saturday; Chilly Nights

| January 26, 2023 @ 2:42 pm

DRY THROUGH SATURDAY: Nothing on radar this afternoon; the sky is partly sunny over the northern half of the state, with sunshine in full supply over the southern counties. Temperatures are in the 40s across North Alabama, about ten degrees below average for January 26.

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Some Sun Later Today; Rain Returns Sunday

Some Sun Later Today; Rain Returns Sunday

| January 26, 2023 @ 5:31 am

COLD WINTER DAY: Clouds cover the northern half of Alabama early this morning, and we will maintain the risk of a few sprinkles or flurries through mid-morning. Temperatures are mostly in the mid to upper 30s at daybreak; expect a high toady in the 46-55 degree range with some sun breaking through the clouds this afternoon.

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Clouds Linger Tonight; A Few Sprinkles/Flurries

Clouds Linger Tonight; A Few Sprinkles/Flurries

| January 25, 2023 @ 2:55 pm

COLD WINTER DAY: Clouds cover much of Alabama this afternoon, although we are seeing some sun over parts of East and South Alabama. Temperatures have been slowly falling since this morning; we have 40s over the northern counties of the state, with 50s to the south.

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Cloudy, Breezy Day For Alabama

Cloudy, Breezy Day For Alabama

| January 25, 2023 @ 5:36 am

RADAR CHECK: The line of strong to severe thunderstorms is pushing through the southeast corner of Alabama just before sunrise this morning, and across the Florida Panhandle. To the north, rain is over the eastern quarter of Alabama, moving quickly into Georgia. Clouds will linger across the state today, and winds could gust to 30 mph in spots through the afternoon… a wind advisory remains in effect for most of the state.

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Wind/Rain For Alabama Tonight; Severe Storms Possible Near The Coast

Wind/Rain For Alabama Tonight; Severe Storms Possible Near The Coast

| January 24, 2023 @ 3:07 pm

WINDY, WET NIGHT AHEAD: A dynamic weather system will bring widespread rain to Alabama tonight, along with strong gradient winds, not related to thunderstorms. There is a chance that unstable air could creep into the southwest corner of Alabama, and SPC maintains an “enhanced risk” (level 3/5) of severe thunderstorms for areas south of a line from Millry to Brewton.

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Wind/Rain/Storms For Alabama Tonight

Wind/Rain/Storms For Alabama Tonight

| January 24, 2023 @ 5:45 am

HIGH IMPACT WEATHER TONIGHT: Alabama’s weather will stay dry today with a partly sunny sky… expect highs in the 50s over the northern counties this afternoon, with 60s to the south. Clouds will increase late in the day.

A dynamic weather system will bring wind, rain, and thunderstorms to the state tonight. SPC maintains an enhanced risk (level 3/5) of severe storms tonight for areas south of a line from Millry to Evergreen to Brewton. A “slight risk” (level 2/5) extends as far north and east as Sweetwater, Greenville, and Geneva. A “marginal risk” is defined as far north as Tuscaloosa, but severe thunderstorms are not expected over North/Central Alabama with no surface based instability available.

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Wind, Rain, Storms Move Into Alabama Late Tomorrow Night

Wind, Rain, Storms Move Into Alabama Late Tomorrow Night

| January 23, 2023 @ 3:01 pm

SUNNY, COOL WINTER DAY: With a good supply of sunshine, temperatures are in the 50s across Alabama this afternoon. Tonight will be clear and cold with sub-freezing temperatures for most of the state. Colder spots will dip well down into the 20s.

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Dry Today; Wind/Rain/Storms For Alabama Tomorrow Night

Dry Today; Wind/Rain/Storms For Alabama Tomorrow Night

| January 23, 2023 @ 5:55 am

COOL, DRY DAY AHEAD: The system that brought rain to Alabama over the weekend has lifted out, and lingering clouds will give way to a sunny sky across Alabama today with highs in the 50s, right at seasonal averages for January. Tonight will be fair and cold with lows below freezing over the northern 2/3 of the state.

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