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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Some Rain At Times Through Early Next Week

Some Rain At Times Through Early Next Week

| September 17, 2021 @ 5:47 am

OCEAN OF HUMIDITY: A very moist airmass which was pulled into the state earlier this week by Tropical Storm Nicholas will hang around through the weekend, meaning a good chance of some rain at times through Sunday. A rumble of thunder is possible in spots, but there is no risk of severe storms. Heaviest rain will be near the coast, a flash flood watch remains in effect for Mobile, Baldwin, Washington, and Escambia counties in Southwest Alabama.

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Cloudy, Unsettled Weather Continues Through The Weekend

Cloudy, Unsettled Weather Continues Through The Weekend

| September 16, 2021 @ 3:34 pm

RADAR CHECK: We have large areas of mostly light rain across Alabama this afternoon, moving northward. We also note a few thunderstorms near the Gulf Coast, where a flash flood watch remains in effect… the watch includes Mobile, Baldwin, Washington, and Escambia counties in Alabama. Otherwise, the sky is generally cloudy with temperatures in the 77-81 degree range.

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Mostly Cloudy, Showery Weather Through The Weekend

Mostly Cloudy, Showery Weather Through The Weekend

| September 16, 2021 @ 5:38 am

RADAR CHECK: Rain is falling early this morning over parts of East and South Alabama, otherwise the sky is cloudy with temperatures in the 68-72 degree range. Much like yesterday, clouds will cover most of Alabama through the day with few periods of rain likely along with a rumble of thunder or two. Heaviest rain will be near the Gulf Coast; a flash flood watch remains in effect for Mobile, Baldwin, Washington, and Escambia counties; some communities there received over five inches of rain yesterday.

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Moist Air Will Stick Around Through The Weekend

Moist Air Will Stick Around Through The Weekend

| September 15, 2021 @ 3:29 pm

RADAR CHECK: Rain is widespread across the southern 2/3 of Alabama this afternoon, thanks to the remnants of Nicholas over Louisiana. The heaviest rain has been falling near the Gulf Coast… flash flood warnings are in effect for the southern part of Mobile and Baldwin counties. SPC maintains a “marginal risk” (level 1/5) over the southwest corner of the state through tonight due to the potential of a brief, isolated tornado in a few spots.

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Cloudy, Wet Day For Alabama

Cloudy, Wet Day For Alabama

| September 15, 2021 @ 5:47 am

RADAR CHECK: Rain is fairly widespread across Alabama early this morning, thanks to the remnant circulation of Nicholas that is over Louisiana. Today will be cloudy with periods of rain and maybe a rumble of thunder… temperatures will hold in the 70s all day. We do note SPC maintains a “marginal risk” (level 1/5) for the southwest corner of Alabama today, where a brief, isolated tornado can’t be ruled out.

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Wet At Times Through The Weekend

Wet At Times Through The Weekend

| September 14, 2021 @ 3:12 pm

WET PATTERN DEVELOPING: A number of showers are in progress across Alabama this afternoon; they are moving slowly northward and producing moderate to heavy rain in spots. Otherwise, the sky is mostly cloudy with temperatures mostly in the 78-83 degree range. We will maintain the chance of showers statewide tonight.

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Wet Pattern For Alabama For The Rest Of The Week

Wet Pattern For Alabama For The Rest Of The Week

| September 14, 2021 @ 5:58 am

UNSETTLED WEATHER AHEAD: Deep tropical moisture will be pulled into Alabama over the next few days, setting the stage for relatively wet weather. We have rain on radar early this morning over parts of West and South Alabama, and showers are likely statewide later today and tonight. The sky will be mostly cloudy with a high in the 78-82 degree range.

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Higher Rain Chances Ahead For Alabama

Higher Rain Chances Ahead For Alabama

| September 13, 2021 @ 3:09 pm

RADAR CHECK: We have scattered showers mainly over the western half of Alabama this afternoon… moving northward. Away from the showers we have a mix of sun and clouds with temperatures in the 80s. We will maintain the chance of a few passing showers tonight, mostly over the western counties.

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Moisture Levels Rising This Week; Eyes On Nicholas

Moisture Levels Rising This Week; Eyes On Nicholas

| September 13, 2021 @ 5:54 am

HIGHER RAIN CHANCES AHEAD: We will forecast a partly sunny sky across Alabama today, and a few scattered showers could form this afternoon and tonight as moisture levels begin to rise across the state. The high this afternoon will be in the mid to upper 80s; the average high for Birmingham on September 13 is 87.

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