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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Rain Moves Into Alabama Tomorrow Night

Rain Moves Into Alabama Tomorrow Night

| December 12, 2018 @ 3:11 pm

HIGH CLOUDS: We have a deck of high, thin cirrus clouds over Alabama this afternoon; with filtered sunshine temperatures are in the 50s. Clouds become thicker and lower tonight and tomorrow ahead of a developing storm system to the west. The high tomorrow afternoon will be in the mid to upper 50s.

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Rain Returns Tomorrow Night/Friday

Rain Returns Tomorrow Night/Friday

| December 12, 2018 @ 5:59 am

STILL DRY TODAY: We are starting the day with temperatures generally in the 28-32 degree range across Alabama; we rise into the mid to upper 50s this afternoon with a partly sunny sky. Clouds will thicken tonight ahead of a developing storm system to the west.

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Warmer Days Ahead; Rain By Thursday Night

Warmer Days Ahead; Rain By Thursday Night

| December 11, 2018 @ 2:40 pm

WARMING TREND: The freezing fog that produced icy bridges and dozens of crashes across the Birmingham metro area earlier today has dissipated; we have a cloudless sky this afternoon with temperatures in the 45-50 degree range. Tonight will be clear and cold again; most communities will drop into the 20s early tomorrow morning.

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This Morning’s Freezing Fog Event

This Morning’s Freezing Fog Event

| December 11, 2018 @ 10:23 am

This was not a good morning for commuters in the Birmingham metro. Here is a look at the event, and some answers to questions I am hearing… LAST NIGHT: Late last night, the sky was clearing, the air was drier, and moisture on most roads was evaporating. Still, the advice was to use caution early […]

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Brighter Today; Next Rain Thursday Night

Brighter Today; Next Rain Thursday Night

| December 11, 2018 @ 5:23 am

FREEZING FOG: A freezing fog advisory is in effect for North/Central Alabama this morning. Fog has formed with a clear sky, light wind, and wet ground conditions. Surface temperatures are below freezing, and this is leading to ice on some bridges and overpasses. Multiple accidents have been reported on elevated Interstate highways in the Birmingham metro… so be very careful.

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Cloudy, Cold Weather Continues

Cloudy, Cold Weather Continues

| December 10, 2018 @ 6:29 am

ANOTHER GRAY, COLD DAY: Alabama’s weather won’t change much today; cloudy, cold conditions continue with temperatures rising very little. Most places across North/Central Alabama are in the upper 30s this morning, we won’t get past the low 40s this afternoon.

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Cold With Soaking Rain Over The Weekend

Cold With Soaking Rain Over The Weekend

| December 7, 2018 @ 3:38 pm

COLD AND WET: We have patches of mostly light rain on radar across Alabama this afternoon, otherwise the sky is cloudy with temperatures in the 40s over the northern half of the state. But, way down south. Mobile and Dothan are enjoying some sunshine with temperatures near 60 degrees.

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Very Wet Pattern For Alabama Through Sunday

Very Wet Pattern For Alabama Through Sunday

| December 7, 2018 @ 5:58 am

RADAR CHECK: We have a large mass of rain over North Alabama early this morning… generally north of I-20. Temperatures are above freezing, and there are no issues with ice. Today will be cloudy with rain likely, mainly over the northern half of the state… where rain falls temperatures won’t get out of the 40s. To the south, the high will be in the 50s over South Alabama this afternoon with a cloudy sky.

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Clouds Move In Tonight; Cold, Wet Days Ahead

Clouds Move In Tonight; Cold, Wet Days Ahead

| December 6, 2018 @ 3:41 pm

EXTENDED PERIOD OF WET WEATHER IS AHEAD: The sky is partly to mostly sunny this afternoon with temperatures around 50 degrees across North/Central Alabama… clouds will thicken tonight ahead of a weather system loaded with moisture. Tomorrow will be a cloudy and rather chilly day, and computer model guidance continues to speed up the arrival time of the rain. Rain should begin during the day tomorrow, then becoming widespread tomorrow night and Saturday as a surface low moves along the Gulf Coast.

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Still Dry Today; Cold Rain For The Weekend

Still Dry Today; Cold Rain For The Weekend

| December 6, 2018 @ 6:11 am

COLD, WET PATTERN SETTING UP: Tomorrow will be a cloudy day, and it now looks like some rain could reach the state as early as the afternoon hours. Rain becomes more widespread tomorrow night as a surface low forms around Lake Charles.

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Rain Rolls Into Alabama Friday Night; Wet Weekend Ahead

Rain Rolls Into Alabama Friday Night; Wet Weekend Ahead

| December 5, 2018 @ 3:28 pm

CLOUDLESS SKY: Despite sunshine in full supply, temperatures are well below average across Alabama this afternoon. In fact, Fort Payne and Albertville are at 37 degrees at 3:00… Cullman reports 40. We could typically be in the mid to upper 50s in early December, based on seasonal averages. Tonight will be clear and cold with another significant freeze; most communities across North/Central Alabama will be in the mid 20s early tomorrow. Some of the colder pockets could visit the upper teens.

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Rain Returns To Alabama This Weekend

Rain Returns To Alabama This Weekend

| December 5, 2018 @ 5:50 am

SUNNY BUT COLD: We are starting the day with sub-freezing temperatures over most of Alabama; the sky will be sunny today with a high in the 40s for the northern half of the state, with 50s to the south. Another freeze is likely early tomorrow with most communities dropping into the 20s.

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Cold Night Ahead; Rain By The Weekend

Cold Night Ahead; Rain By The Weekend

| December 4, 2018 @ 2:39 pm

COLD NIGHT AHEAD: The sky is sunny across the great state of Alabama this afternoon with temperatures in the 40s and 50s. With a clear sky tonight, temperatures will drop into the 20s over North/Central Alabama by early tomorrow morning, with potential for freezing conditions deep into South Alabama.

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Dry Through Friday; A Cold Rain This Weekend

Dry Through Friday; A Cold Rain This Weekend

| December 4, 2018 @ 5:46 am

COLDER AIR: With a partly to mostly sunny sky, we project a high only in the 40s for North Alabama today, with 50s fo the southern counties of the state. A freeze is likely late tonight early tomorrow morning as colder air continues to settle into the state; we expect 20s for North Alabama, with 30s down to the south.

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