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/Severe Storms Possible Later Today And Early Tonight

Strong/Severe Storms Possible Later Today And Early Tonight

| November 25, 2020 @ 5:41 am

ACTIVE PATTERN: We will have a very active weather pattern across Alabama and the Deep South over the next seven days, with strong to severe storms, heavy rain, and much colder air along the way. This morning, we have some light rain over West Alabama, with a band of heavier showers to the west over Mississippi. This activity will diminish over the next few hours; then showers and heavier thunderstorms will redevelop this afternoon and tonight ahead of a cold front.

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Strong/Severe Storms Tomorrow Afternoon/Night

Strong/Severe Storms Tomorrow Afternoon/Night

| November 24, 2020 @ 3:08 pm

BEAUTIFUL AFTERNOON: Temperatures are in the 60s over most of Alabama this afternoon with a good supply sunshine. Clouds will gradually increase tonight; the low will be in the 50s.

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Sunny Today; Showers/Storms Return Tomorrow

Sunny Today; Showers/Storms Return Tomorrow

| November 24, 2020 @ 6:03 am

SHOWERS/STORMS RETURN: Tomorrow will be a cloudy day with a high in the low 70s; showers and storms will likely begin to develop by afternoon ahead of a cold front. SPC has identified a low end, “marginal risk” (level 1/5) for much of North and Central Alabama.

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Dry Tomorrow; Showers/Storms Return Late Wednesday

Dry Tomorrow; Showers/Storms Return Late Wednesday

| November 23, 2020 @ 3:13 pm

BLUE SKY: As advertised this morning, this has been a sunny, cool day for Alabama with temperatures in the 55-65 degree range this afternoon. Tonight will be clear and cold with a low in the 30s for most spots; some frost is likely, and colder spots could touch the freezing mark.

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Cool, Dry Today; Rain/Storms Arrive Wednesday

Cool, Dry Today; Rain/Storms Arrive Wednesday

| November 23, 2020 @ 5:57 am

COOL/DRY AUTUMN DAY: A new surge of cool, dry air arrived last night following a cold front that brought a few light showers to North Alabama. Today will feature sunshine in full supply with a high between 58 and 63 degrees; the average high for Birmingham on November 23 is 63. Understand it can be very warm around Thanksgiving around here; the record high today is 80 set in 1921.

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Mostly Dry Weekend Ahead; Rain/Storms Will Return Wednesday

Mostly Dry Weekend Ahead; Rain/Storms Will Return Wednesday

| November 20, 2020 @ 3:12 pm

ANOTHER FINE FALL AFTERNOON: Temperatures are generally in the 68-72 degree range across Alabama this afternoon with a mostly sunny sky. Tonight will be fair with a low not too far from 50 degrees for most communities.

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Quiet Pattern Through Early Next Week; A Few Isolated Showers Sunday

Quiet Pattern Through Early Next Week; A Few Isolated Showers Sunday

| November 20, 2020 @ 5:41 am

ANOTHER SUNNY DAY: Today will be the fifth consecutive day with a sunny sky for Alabama as a dry airmass remains in place. We expect a high around 70 degrees this afternoon; the average high for Birmingham on November 20 is 64. We rise into the low 70s tomorrow as the weekend begins with a good supply of sunshine.

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Slow Warming Trend Ahead; Strong Storms Just Before Thanksgiving

Slow Warming Trend Ahead; Strong Storms Just Before Thanksgiving

| November 19, 2020 @ 2:56 pm

ANOTHER FINE FALL DAY: With sunshine in full supply, temperatures are in the 60s across the northern half of Alabama today, with low 70s to the south. Tonight will be clear and not as cold as recent nights, with lows generally in the 40s.

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Quiet Weather Continues Through The Weekend

Quiet Weather Continues Through The Weekend

| November 19, 2020 @ 5:55 am

30s, 40s, and 50s: This morning is a good example of why it is best to use a range of temperatures when forecasting lows on a clear, calm morning across Alabama. Almost a 20 degree spread across the state (31 in Gadsden, 50 in Birmingham just before sunrise). Variations are due to wind, elevation, and UHI (the Urban Heat Island effect in Birmingham).

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Cold Again Tonight; Dry Through Saturday

Cold Again Tonight; Dry Through Saturday

| November 18, 2020 @ 2:44 pm

BLUE SKY: Again today we have a cloudless sky across Alabama with temperatures mostly in the 60s. Tonight will be clear and cold again with lows ranging from 28 to 40 degrees. Your actual low will depend on wind and elevation.

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Dry Through Saturday; Showers Return Next Week

Dry Through Saturday; Showers Return Next Week

| November 18, 2020 @ 5:41 am

Our weather remains dry with sunny days through Friday. The high today and tomorrow will be in the 63-66 degree range, then we will be close to 70 Friday afternoon.

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Pleasant Days, Cold Nights, Dry Through Saturday

Pleasant Days, Cold Nights, Dry Through Saturday

| November 17, 2020 @ 3:18 pm

SEVERE CLEAR: Another day with a cloudless sky across Alabama… all you can see on weather satellite images are a few prescribed burns with smoke plumes running from north to south. Temperatures are in the 60s over the northern half of the state; low 70s over far South Alabama. A picture perfect fall day.

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