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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Strong To Severe Storms Possible Today

Strong To Severe Storms Possible Today

| January 19, 2019 @ 6:29 am

A potent weather system will bring rain and thunderstorms to Alabama today. There is a “slight risk” (level 2/5) of severe storms (as defined by the Storm Prediction Center) along and south of a line from Hamilton to Vinemont to Gadsden, with a “marginal risk” (level 1/5) for the rest of the state across the […]

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Strong Storms Tomorrow, Then Much Colder Sunday

Strong Storms Tomorrow, Then Much Colder Sunday

| January 18, 2019 @ 3:29 pm

PLEASANT AFTERNOON: Temperatures are in the 57-60 degree range over much of North and Central Alabama this afternoon, and we note a few thin spots in the overcast. To the south, Montgomery and Demopolis report a pleasant 65 degrees at mid-afternoon. Nothing on radar, and we will be dry through the evening hours despite a mostly cloudy sky.

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Strong Storms Tomorrow, Then Much Colder

Strong Storms Tomorrow, Then Much Colder

| January 18, 2019 @ 6:00 am

WARMER TODAY, CLOUDS LINGER: Clouds and fog cover Alabama this morning with temperatures in the 40s and 50s; we rise into the low 60s this afternoon as a warming trend begins. The sky will stay mostly cloudy, but we expect few, if any showers.

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Mostly Dry Tomorrow; Stormy Saturday; Much Colder Sunday

Mostly Dry Tomorrow; Stormy Saturday; Much Colder Sunday

| January 17, 2019 @ 3:35 pm

RADAR CHECK: Showers continue across parts of Alabama this afternoon; the sky is cloudy with temprautres mostly in the upper 40s and low 50s. Rain will end from west to east this evening as the wave in the upper atmosphere responsible for the wet weather moves on to the east.

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Showers Today; Storms Saturday; Very Cold Sunday

Showers Today; Storms Saturday; Very Cold Sunday

| January 17, 2019 @ 6:06 am

CLOUDS, SHOWERS TODAY: A short wave in the upper atmosphere will bring clouds and rain showers to our state today; moisture is pretty limited, and rain amounts should be under 1/2 inch for most communities. Radar showers showers in progress over the western half of the state at daybreak; they will continue to spread eastward during the day. Today’s high will be around 50 degrees for North/Central Alabama… some places north of Birmingham could hold in the 40s all day. Showers will end early tonight.

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Showers Tomorrow, Rain/Storms Saturday

Showers Tomorrow, Rain/Storms Saturday

| January 16, 2019 @ 3:22 pm

FEELING BETTER: With sunshine in full supply, temperatures are mostly in the 50s across Alabama this afternoon… a good 15-20 degrees warmer than recent days. Clouds will increase across the state tonight as the next weather system approaches from the west.

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Brighter, Warmer Today; Showers Tomorrow

Brighter, Warmer Today; Showers Tomorrow

| January 16, 2019 @ 5:38 am

COLD START: Temperatures are below freezing over North/Central Alabama this morning, but the sky has finally clearing, and with ample sunshine we project a high in the mid 50s this afternoon, back to average values for mid-January in Alabama.

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Showers Thursday, Rain Saturday, Then Very Cold Sunday

Showers Thursday, Rain Saturday, Then Very Cold Sunday

| January 15, 2019 @ 3:21 pm

CLEARING CONTINUES: The sky is now mostly sunny over most of Alabama; the exception is Northeast Alabama, where clouds are still hanging on at mid-afternoon. Temperatures remain below average… where clouds are still in place temperatures are in the 30s, we are seeing 40s and low 50s elsewhere. The remaining cloud cover should dissipate tonight.

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Some Sun Later Today; Big Time Cold Five Days Away

Some Sun Later Today; Big Time Cold Five Days Away

| January 15, 2019 @ 5:35 am

BRIGHTER THIS AFTERNOON: A layer of status have been very persistent across Alabama over the past few days, and they are still hanging over the state early this morning. But, subsidence should take over later today as the sky becomes partly sunny, and we project a high around 50 degrees this afternoon. Tonight will be clear and cold with a low near the freezing mark, and tomorrow will feature a partly to mostly sunny sky with a high in the mid to upper 50s.

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Brighter Weather Tomorrow/Wednesday

Brighter Weather Tomorrow/Wednesday

| January 14, 2019 @ 3:16 pm

COLD, CLOUDY DAY: Temperatures are basically unchanged across Alabama since early this morning. We have upper 30s and low 40s at mid-afternoon, with clouds hanging tough as expected. Birmingham reports 41 degrees at 2:00 p.m… that is 13 degrees below average for January 14.

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