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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Multiple Day Excessive Rain Event Next Week

Multiple Day Excessive Rain Event Next Week

| February 15, 2019 @ 3:24 pm

RADAR CHECK: We are just seeing a few widely scattered showers on radar this afternoon; the sky is cloudy with temperatures in the 60s. A cold front is near the Alabama/Tennessee state line; we are seeing mostly 40s over Tennessee on the north side of the front.

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Scattered Showers Today; Flooding Possible Next Week

Scattered Showers Today; Flooding Possible Next Week

| February 15, 2019 @ 5:46 am

A FEW SHOWERS TODAY: A surface front will approach Alabama from the north today, meaning a mostly cloudy sky along with the risk of scattered showers as moisture levels rise. Showers will become more numerous tonight as the front eases southward through the northern counties of the state. Look for a high in the 60s this afternoon… the average high at Birmingham on February 15 is 58.

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Scattered Showers Tomorrow; Flooding Possible Next Week

Scattered Showers Tomorrow; Flooding Possible Next Week

| February 14, 2019 @ 3:27 pm

HIGH CLOUDS BUT DRY: A canopy of high cirrus clouds is over Alabama this afternoon; we still have some filtered sunshine with temperatures mostly in the low 60s. Nothing on radar, and we will stay dry tonight.

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Dry, Warmer Today; Showers Possible Tomorrow

Dry, Warmer Today; Showers Possible Tomorrow

| February 14, 2019 @ 5:29 am

NICE WARM-UP TODAY: Temperatures are mostly in the 30s across Alabama this morning… and colder pockets across North/Central Alabama are around the freezing mark. We expect a nice warm-up on this Valentines Day with temperatures reaching the mid 60s this afternoon with a partly sunny sky. Clouds will increase tonight as moisture levels rise.

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One More Dry Day; Showers Possible Friday

One More Dry Day; Showers Possible Friday

| February 13, 2019 @ 3:14 pm

BLUE SKY AND SUNSHINE: Nothing but sunshine across Alabama this afternoon with temperatures mostly in the 50s over the northern counties, with 60s to the south. Tonight will be fair and chilly with a low in the 30s. The air stays dry tomorrow; we will forecast a partly sunny day with a high in the mid 60s.

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A Sunny Day For A Change

A Sunny Day For A Change

| February 13, 2019 @ 5:49 am

CHILLY START: Temperatures are generally in the 30s across the northern half of Alabama this morning, but a few colder spots have dipped into the upper 20s. Look for sunshine in full supply across the state today, with a high in the 56-60 range for north and central counties of the state. Tonight will be clear with a low in the 30s, and we stay dry tomorrow with a partly sunny sky along with a high in the 60s.

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Brighter, Drier Weather Tomorrow

Brighter, Drier Weather Tomorrow

| February 12, 2019 @ 3:25 pm

SOAKED: Widespread rain has ended from Birmingham north and west… lingering light rain over East Alabama will end soon as cooler, drier air continues to roll into the state. Many communities are reporting rain totals from one two inches today.

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Wet/Stormy Weather For Alabama Today

Wet/Stormy Weather For Alabama Today

| February 12, 2019 @ 5:53 am

WET: A deep upper trough and surface cold front is pushing a band of rain into Alabama this morning. Rain will overspread the state in coming hours; most communities will have potential for 1/2 to 3/4″ today.

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Rain At Times Through Tomorrow

Rain At Times Through Tomorrow

| February 11, 2019 @ 3:26 pm

MORE RAIN: The sky is mostly cloudy across Alabama this afternoon with temperatures generally in the upper 50s and low 60s; some colder lingers over the northeast counties of the state. Temperatures will actually rise slowly tonight, and we should be in the mid 60s early tomorrow morning.

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Rain Moves In Late Tonight/Tomorrow

Rain Moves In Late Tonight/Tomorrow

| February 11, 2019 @ 5:44 am

ACTIVE PATTERN: A warm front is now north of Alabama, and the day should be warmer with most communities enjoying a high in the 60s this afternoon. Colder air over East Alabama thanks to the cold air damming (CAD) effect) will be scoured out later in the day. The sky will be mostly cloudy, and showers during the day should be few and far between.

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A Freeze Ahead Late Tonight; Dry Tomorrow

A Freeze Ahead Late Tonight; Dry Tomorrow

| February 8, 2019 @ 3:20 pm

COLD NIGHT AHEAD: As expected, today is breezy and much colder across North/Central Alabama. We saw some low 80s at this time yesterday; Cullman and Haleyville are at 39 degrees at mid-afternoon today. Most communities are in the 40s, and with a clear sky and diminishing wind tonight temperatures will drop pretty quickly. We project a low in the 25-29 degree range early tomorrow morning.

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Windy, Much Colder Today

Windy, Much Colder Today

| February 8, 2019 @ 5:45 am

WINDS OF CHANGE: A few spots soared into the low 80s across Alabama yesterday; today will be a different kind of day following a cold front that passed through late last night. It will be much colder with a brisk northwest wind of 12-22 mph; lingering light rain early this morning will end, and the sky becomes partly sunny. Communities across the northern half of the state won’t get out of the 40s; for many places today will be 30 to 35 degrees colder than yesterday.

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Cold Front Arrives Tonight With A Few Showers

Cold Front Arrives Tonight With A Few Showers

| February 7, 2019 @ 3:20 pm

COLD FRONT TONIGHT: A cold front will pass through tonight, putting an end to the spring-like warmth. A few showers will accompany the front, but rain amounts will be fairly light, and there is no risk of severe thunderstorms. Tomorrow will be partly sunny, windy, and much colder with a high in the 47-50 degree range. A north wind of 12-22 mph will make it feel colder.

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Record Warmth Again Today; Much Colder Tomorrow

Record Warmth Again Today; Much Colder Tomorrow

| February 7, 2019 @ 5:49 am

ONE MORE DAY OF WARMTH: The record high for Birmingham today is 76 set in 1999 and 1957; we are forecasting a high of 78 this afternoon. Some communities over in West Alabama could touch 80 degrees as our spring preview continues. The day should be dry with a mix of sun and clouds; severe storms are possible north and west of our state ahead of a sharp cold front.

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Record Warmth Tomorrow; Much Colder Friday

Record Warmth Tomorrow; Much Colder Friday

| February 6, 2019 @ 3:25 pm

ANOTHER SPRING-LIKE AFTERNOON: Birmingham is enjoying a temperature of 74 degrees at 3:00p CT… within two degrees of the record high today, 76 set in 1999. The sky features more clouds than sun, and we have a few showers on radar, mainly over the Tennessee Valley of far North Alabama.

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Near Record Warmth Through Tomorrow, Then Much Colder

Near Record Warmth Through Tomorrow, Then Much Colder

| February 6, 2019 @ 5:43 am

JUST LIKE SPRING: Not much change in the Alabama weather situation through tomorrow; today will feature more clouds than sun along with the chance of a few widely scattered showers. The high this afternoon will rise into the 71-74 degree range. Tomorrow looks generally dry with a mix of sun and clouds… the afternoon high will be between 74 and 77.

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