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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Warmer Days Ahead; Severe Storms This Weekend

Warmer Days Ahead; Severe Storms This Weekend

| April 11, 2018 @ 3:34 pm

FINE SPRING DAY: We are seeing just a few high cirrus clouds over Alabama this afternoon, otherwise it is all sunshine with temperatures mostly in the low 70s. Tonight will be clear and cool; the low early tomorrow will be in the 48 to 52 degree range for most communities across North/Central Alabama.

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Strong/Severe Storms Possible This Weekend

Strong/Severe Storms Possible This Weekend

| April 11, 2018 @ 5:52 am

DRY THROUGH FRIDAY: It is a cold April morning; our Skywatcher at Black Creek, just northeast of Gadsden, reports 34 degrees; Cullman and Haleyville are in the upper 30s at 38. The day will be sunny with a high near 70 degrees this afternoon.

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Close To 80 By Thursday/Friday; Storms This Weekend

Close To 80 By Thursday/Friday; Storms This Weekend

| April 10, 2018 @ 3:33 pm

COOL NIGHT AHEAD: This has been a picture perfect spring day across the great state of Alabama; with sunshine in full supply temperatures are in the 68-72 degree range this afternoon. Tonight will be clear and cool; most places across North/Central Alabama will drop into the low 40s early tomorrow, but traditionally colder spots will dip down toward the mid 30s with some scattered light frost possible there.

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Dry Through Friday; Storms Arrive Saturday

Dry Through Friday; Storms Arrive Saturday

| April 10, 2018 @ 5:39 am

DRY, PLEASANT DAY AHEAD: We expect a good supply of sunshine across Alabama today with a high in the upper 60s, a little below the average high of 73 for April 10. Tonight will be clear and fairly chilly; the low early tomorrow will be close to 40 degrees, but traditionally colder spots will see a low in the 30s with some scattered light frost.

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Dry Through Friday; Storms Saturday

Dry Through Friday; Storms Saturday

| April 9, 2018 @ 3:19 pm

PLEASANT SPRING AFTERNOON: The sky has become partly to mostly sunny this afternoon with temperatures in the 67-70 degree range in most places; nothing show up on radar. Clouds will increase tonight, and a bit of light rain is possible over the southern half of the state… but where rain falls there amounts should be […]

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Quiet Through Friday; Rain Returns This Weekend

Quiet Through Friday; Rain Returns This Weekend

| April 9, 2018 @ 6:00 am

NOT MUCH RAIN THIS WEEK: The sky is mostly cloudy across Alabama early this morning, but we have no rain on radar, and the sky should become partly sunny later today with a high close to 70 degrees this afternoon. Clouds increase tonight, and a wave has potential to bring a little light rain to the southern half of the state, but moisture is fairly limited and where rain falls amounts should be under 0.10″.

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Rain/Storms Tonight; Much Colder Tomorrow

Rain/Storms Tonight; Much Colder Tomorrow

| April 6, 2018 @ 3:26 pm

Rain and storms will become widespread tonight; the good news is that SPC has really trimmed the severe weather risk for Alabama. No severe storms are expected over the northern half of the state; the core threat will be over Southwest Alabama, where the standard “slight risk” is defined for counties like Mobile, Baldwin, Clarke, Washington, and Choctaw.

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Showers Today; Stronger Storms Tonight

Showers Today; Stronger Storms Tonight

| April 6, 2018 @ 6:12 am

RADAR CHECK: Showers have formed ahead of schedule across Alabama early this morning; they are moving eastward across the state at daybreak. Today will be cloudy with a warmer afternoon; most communities reach the low 70s later today. We will maintain the chance of showers during the day, but heavier storms will arrive tonight. SPC maintains a “slight risk” of severe storms for the western side of the state, in the broad region from Fayette to Citronelle. A “marginal risk” extends as far east as Steele, Talladega, and Troy.

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Strong Storms Possible Tomorrow Night

Strong Storms Possible Tomorrow Night

| April 5, 2018 @ 3:29 pm

PLEASANT AFTERNOON: After a frosty start, temperatures are mostly in the 60s across Alabama this afternoon with lots of sunshine through a thin later of high cirrus clouds. Tonight will be mostly fair and not as cold as last night; most places will see a low in the 40s early tomorrow morning.

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Rain Returns Late Tomorrow

Rain Returns Late Tomorrow

| April 5, 2018 @ 6:31 am

With sunshine in full supply, we warm into the mid to upper 60s this afternoon. Tonight will be mostly fair and not as cold; the low early tomorrow will be in the 40s for most places.

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Freeze Warning For North Alabama

Freeze Warning For North Alabama

| April 4, 2018 @ 3:21 pm

WINDY, COOL DAY: As expected, this has been a sunny, windy, and cool day across the great state of Alabama… many North Alabama communities are only in the 50s, about 15 degrees below average for early April. A northwest wind of 12-22 mph is making it feel cooler. The wind will die down tonight once the sun goes down.

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Freeze Warning Tomorrow Morning

Freeze Warning Tomorrow Morning

| April 4, 2018 @ 6:28 am

WINDY/COOL: The big storms that moved trough the region last night and very early this morning have shifted down into the southern quarter of the state, and are much weaker. Following the storms, the sky becomes sunny today, but it will be windy and cool with a high only in the 60-65 degree range, about 20 degrees colder than yesterday. A northwest wind of 15-25 mph will make it feel colder.

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Strong/Severe Storms Arrive Late Tonight; Colder Tomorrow

Strong/Severe Storms Arrive Late Tonight; Colder Tomorrow

| April 3, 2018 @ 3:28 pm

WINDY, WARM AFTERNOON: Temperatures have reached the low 80s in many areas across Alabama this afternoon with a mix of sun and clouds; we have a strong south wind of 15-25 mph with higher gusts. Nothing on radar, but tornado watches are in effect for much of Arkansas and parts of West Tennessee, ahead of a cold front that will bring storms to our state late tonight.

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Strong/Severe Storms Arrive Late Tonight

Strong/Severe Storms Arrive Late Tonight

| April 3, 2018 @ 6:25 am

ANOTHER WARM SPRING DAY: We project a high around 80 degrees again today; south winds will increase this afternoon, gusting at times to 30 mph ahead of a cold front. The sky will be mostly cloudy, although the sun should peek out at times. A shower is not totally out of the question during the day, but the main action comes late tonight.

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Strong/Severe Storms Tomorrow Night

Strong/Severe Storms Tomorrow Night

| April 2, 2018 @ 2:30 pm

**No afternoon Weather Xtreme video today… I am on a “special assignment”… back to the two a day schedule tomorrow** WARM/DRY AFTERNOON: Temperatures are in the 76-80 degree range across Alabama this afternoon with a mix of sun and clouds. The sky becomes mostly cloudy tonight as moisture levels rise. STRONG STORMS TOMORROW NIGHT: The […]

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