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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May Heat Wave Continues Through The Weekend

May Heat Wave Continues Through The Weekend

| May 24, 2019 @ 3:00 pm

**No afternoon Weather Xtreme video today; we are on a holiday schedule through Monday** HOT: Once again, tempearures are mostly in the 88-94 degree range across Alabama this afternoon with a good supply of sunshine. There is one lone shower on radar, east of Florence in the northwest part of the state. Tonight will be […]

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Hot, Mostly Dry Through The Weekend

Hot, Mostly Dry Through The Weekend

| May 24, 2019 @ 5:44 am

SHOWERS VERY HARD TO FIND: Temperatures will rise into the low to mid 90s across Alabama again this afternoon with a partly to mostly sunny sky. FYI… the average high at Birmingham on May 24 is 83. We will mention the risk of isolated showers during the peak of the heat over the northwest counties of the state, but odds of any one spot getting wet are only about one in ten.

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Hot, Dry Pattern Through The Weekend

Hot, Dry Pattern Through The Weekend

| May 23, 2019 @ 2:35 pm

SUMMER HEAT IS HERE: We have a field of cumulus clouds over parts of East and South Alabama this afternoon, but so far very few of those have developed into showers. Temperatures are mostly in the 89-94 degree range.

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Highs In The 90s Through The Holiday Weekend

Highs In The 90s Through The Holiday Weekend

| May 23, 2019 @ 5:55 am

HOT IS THE WORD: A strong upper high will remain anchored across the Deep South over the next five to seven days, keeping temperatures well above average. Today will be partly to mostly sunny; we will mention a chance of isolated showers or thunderstorms over East and South Alabama, but odds of any one spot getting wet are only about one in eight. The high will be in the low 90s.

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The Heat Is On Through The Weekend

The Heat Is On Through The Weekend

| May 22, 2019 @ 3:15 pm

HOT, DRY AFTERNOON: Temperatures are mostly between 88 and 92 degrees across Alabama at mid-afternoon with sunshine in full supply. The sky will stay mostly clear tonight; the low early tomorrow will be in the upper 60s for most places.

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Hot Afternoons; Dry Through The Weekend

Hot Afternoons; Dry Through The Weekend

| May 22, 2019 @ 5:40 am

HIGHS STAY IN THE 90s: A strong upper ridge across the Southeast U.S. will deflect rain producing systems north of us through the holiday weekend. Strong sinking air associated with the ridge will generally prevent afternoon showers and storms from forming… although we could see a brief shower later today around Muscle Shoals in the northwest corner of the state.

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Heat Levels Cranking Up

Heat Levels Cranking Up

| May 21, 2019 @ 3:19 pm

HOT, DRY PATTERN: With a sunny sky this afternoon, temperatures are close to 90 degrees across the great state of Alabama. And, as a strong upper high continues to strengthen, heat levels will build through the rest of the week. Mostly sunny days, fair nights through Friday. The high tomorrow and Thursday will be in the low 90s, followed by mid 90s Friday. All of the big rain producing systems will be shunted well to the west and north of Alabama.

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Hot/Dry Weather Ahead For Alabama

Hot/Dry Weather Ahead For Alabama

| May 21, 2019 @ 5:52 am

HERE COMES THE HEAT: A strong upper ridge will build across the Deep South in coming days, and will set the stage for the hottest weather so far this year for Alabama. The system that produced severe thunderstorms and flooding over the Southern Plains last night will pass well to the north.

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Heat Levels Rising In Coming Days

Heat Levels Rising In Coming Days

| May 20, 2019 @ 3:18 pm

DANGEROUS WEATHER WELL TO THE WEST: A “high risk” (level 5/5) of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes is defined for parts of North Texas and Oklahoma through tonight. A few violent, long track tornadoes are possible in this region, along with serious flash flooding.

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Hottest Weather So Far This  Year Ahead

Hottest Weather So Far This Year Ahead

| May 20, 2019 @ 6:02 am

HOT, DRY PATTERN DEVELOPING: We will mention a chance of isolated showers or thunderstorms this afternoon across North/Central Alabama as a weak surface boundary begins to lift northward as a warm front, but most places will be dry. Otherwise, expect a mix of sun and clouds today with a high in the upper 80s. The average high at Birmingham on May 20 is 82.

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Isolated Storms Over East Alabama

Isolated Storms Over East Alabama

| May 17, 2019 @ 3:15 pm

RADAR CHECK: A few isolated storms are on radar this afternoon, mostly over the eastern half oF Alabama. They are showing very little movement due to light upper air winds; and so far they are not as strong as yesterday thanks to warmer air aloft. Otherwise, the sky is partly sunny today with temperatures generally in the upper 80s. Once again Tuscaloosa is the hot spot with 92 degrees as of 2:00 p.m.

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Summer-Like Pattern Continues

Summer-Like Pattern Continues

| May 17, 2019 @ 5:29 am

SUN, HEAT, A FEW STORMS: Not much change in the Alabama weather situation today. Partly sunny, very warm, and a few isolated storms during the peak of the daytime heating process this afternoon and early tonight. The high will be in the 87 to 90 degree range. Odds of any one place getting wet are around one in eight.

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Summer-Like Weather To Continue

Summer-Like Weather To Continue

| May 16, 2019 @ 3:32 pm

RADAR CHECK: We have a few small, isolated showers and thunderstorms across Alabama this afternoon… one of those thunderstorms produced small hail and strong gusty winds over Anniston and Oxford around 3:15 p.m.

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Warmer Days Ahead; Only Isolated Showers

Warmer Days Ahead; Only Isolated Showers

| May 16, 2019 @ 5:49 am

SUMMER PATTERN DEVELOPING: We had a few isolated showers on radar early this morning over East Alabama; those have dissipated and the weather is quiet at daybreak. Today will be warm with a mix of sun and clouds; we reach the mid 80s this afternoon. A few isolated showers and storms could pop up this afternoon and early tonight, but odds of any one spot getting wet remain small.

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A Few Showers Tonight And Tomorrow

A Few Showers Tonight And Tomorrow

| May 15, 2019 @ 3:27 pm

RADAR CHECK: A disturbance riding down the northwest flow aloft over Alabama is producing some light rain over the northeast counties at mid-afternoon; temperatures there have cooled into the 60s thanks to evaporative cooling. Elsewhere, the sky is partly sunny with temperatures around 80 degrees.

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Just A Few Isolated Showers Through Tomorrow

Just A Few Isolated Showers Through Tomorrow

| May 15, 2019 @ 5:45 am

ONE LAST COOL MORNING: Many communities have dipped into the mid to upper 40s this morning across North/Central Alabama; our Skywatcher at Black Creek near Gadsden reports 44 degrees just before daybreak. Enjoy this cool morning… next time we see 40s on the map will probably be in mid to late September.

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