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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One More Dry Day Before Rain Returns

One More Dry Day Before Rain Returns

| April 20, 2018 @ 3:21 pm

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: We will squeeze out one more nice day tomorrow; the sky will be partly to mostly sunny with a high between 72 and 75. Clouds will increase tomorrow night, and rain will move in Sunday morning ahead of an approaching low pressure area. Expect widespread rain Sunday afternoon into Sunday night; the air will be stable across the northern half of the state and we probably won’t have much thunder.

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Rain Rolls Into Alabama Sunday

Rain Rolls Into Alabama Sunday

| April 20, 2018 @ 5:54 am

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: Our weather stays dry tomorrow; the sky will be partly to mostly sunny with a high in the mid 70s. Clouds roll in quickly tomorrow night, and rain moves in Sunday morning. Rain will be widespread through the afternoon and into Sunday night. No risk of severe weather for the northern half of the state, but SPC has defined a “marginal risk” for parts of South Alabama.

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Chilly Tonight; Rain Returns Sunday

Chilly Tonight; Rain Returns Sunday

| April 19, 2018 @ 3:20 pm

COLD NIGHT: Temperatures are only in the 50s and 60s across the northern half of Alabama this afternoon despite sunshine in full supply. The average high (at Birmingham) for April 19 is 75.

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Breezy and Noticeably Cooler Today

Breezy and Noticeably Cooler Today

| April 19, 2018 @ 5:59 am

COOL, BREEZY DAY: A cold front passed through in mostly dry fashion across Alabama last night, and today will be considerably cooler than yesterday with a high only in the low to mid 60s with a northwest wind of 12-22 mph. Tonight will be clear, and as the wind dies down colder pockets are headed back for the 30s early tomorrow morning with a bit of light frost possible. Most of the larger cities will see a low closer to 40.

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Cold Passes Through Tonight Mostly Dry

Cold Passes Through Tonight Mostly Dry

| April 18, 2018 @ 3:13 pm

WARM SPRING DAY: Temperatures are hovering right around 80 degrees across the great state of Alabama this afternoon with a good supply of sunshine through scattered clouds. A cold front will pass through tonight… it could squeeze out a few isolated showers, but moisture is very limited, and most communities will stay dry.

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Close To 80 Later Today; Cooler Tomorrow

Close To 80 Later Today; Cooler Tomorrow

| April 18, 2018 @ 5:25 am

WARM WEDNESDAY: With a partly sunny sky, we are forecasting a high around 80 degrees this afternoon, a little above the average high of 75 for April 18. Then, tonight, there is a small risk of a brief passing shower thanks to a cold front passing through. Moisture will be very limited, and most communities will stay dry.

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Cold Front Tomorrow Night; Mostly Dry

Cold Front Tomorrow Night; Mostly Dry

| April 17, 2018 @ 3:11 pm

BLUE SKY AND SUNSHINE: With a cloudless sky temperatures are in the 70s across the great state of Alabama this afternoon; tonight will be clear and not as cold as recent nights with a low in the 50s.

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Nice Warm-Up Today

Nice Warm-Up Today

| April 17, 2018 @ 5:52 am

REST OF THE WEEK: Tomorrow will be warmer with a high between 77 and 80 degrees; the sky will be partly sunny. A cold front will pass through tomorrow night, but moisture is extremely limited and we will mention only a small risk of a shower; most communities will be dry. Then, Thursday and Friday will be dry and cooler. The sky will be sunny both days with highs generally in the upper 60s.

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Frost Advisory Tonight

Frost Advisory Tonight

| April 16, 2018 @ 3:28 pm

ANOTHER COLD NIGHT: NWS Birmingham has issued a frost advisory for a number of their counties for early tomorrow morning; highest chance of frost is north of a line from Hamilton to Fayette to Birmingham to Rockford to Lafayette.

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Cold April Mornings

Cold April Mornings

| April 16, 2018 @ 6:03 am

SOME FROST EARLY TOMORROW: Tonight will be clear and cold with a light wind. Most of the larger cities will see a low between 38 and 42, but colder spots will drop down into the 30-36 degree range due to radiational cooling, with a chance of frost. Growers beware. Then, the day tomorrow will be sunny and warmer with a high back in the 70s.

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A Look At The Alabama Severe Weather Situation

A Look At The Alabama Severe Weather Situation

| April 14, 2018 @ 6:16 am

EARLY MORNING UPDATE: Severe storms will likely impact Alabama later today and tonight. Here is the latest thinking.

TIMING: While showers are possible this morning, and possibly some thunder, no severe storms are expected in Alabama until this afternoon. Strong storms current over Northeast Mississippi will clip the northeast corner of Alabama, but should weaken.

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Potential For Severe Storms Ahead

Potential For Severe Storms Ahead

| April 13, 2018 @ 3:45 pm

SUNNY, WARM DAY: Temperatures are hovering around 80 degrees this afternoon with a sunny sky across the great state of Alabama. But, to the west, the weather is getting very active with everything from blizzard conditions to a PDS (particularly dangerous situation) tornado watch…

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Strong/Severe Storms Possible Over The Weekend

Strong/Severe Storms Possible Over The Weekend

| April 13, 2018 @ 6:21 am

WARM, DRY TODAY: We will forecast one more warm, dry day for Alabama; the sky will be partly to mostly sunny today with a gusty south wind developing this afternoon averaging 12-22 mph. The high will at or just over 80 degrees for most places. To the west, severe storms will likely form this afternoon and tonight over parts of East Oklahoma, East Texas, North Louisiana, and much of Arkansas ahead of a deep surface low near Omaha. We should mention blizzard conditions will develop north and west of that low.

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One More Dry Day; Storms Return Over The Weekend

One More Dry Day; Storms Return Over The Weekend

| April 12, 2018 @ 3:45 pm

SEVERE CLEAR: With sunshine in full supply, temperatures are mostly in the 78-82 degree range across Alabama this afternoon. Tomorrow will be another dry day… expect a partly sunny sky with a gusty south wind of 12-22 mph. Temperatures reach the low 80s. And, while we enjoy another nice day, we will be watching severe storms that are expected to form from East Texas and Louisiana north into the U.S. Corn Belt. It looks like an active severe weather day there.

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Strong/Severe Storms Possible This Weekend

Strong/Severe Storms Possible This Weekend

| April 12, 2018 @ 6:22 am

DRY THROUGH TOMORROW: Today will be another delightful spring day for Alabama, with ample sunshine and a high in the 77-80 degree range this afternoon. Tomorrow a good chance we reach the low 80s; the day will be partly sunny with a gusty south wind developing of 12-22 mph ahead of a storm system to the west. Severe storms are possible tomorrow afternoon/night from East Oklahoma and East Texas through much of Arkansas and Louisiana.

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