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; Strong Storms Saturday

Warmer Days Ahead; Strong Storms Saturday

| November 29, 2018 @ 6:22 am

WARMING TREND: Temperatures are all over the board across our state early this morning… we are seeing mid 20s over Northeast Alabama, but some places on the western side of the state are twenty degrees warmer with mid 40s due to clouds and a south breeze. The sky will become mostly cloudy today, and project a high in the upper 50s this afternoon with potential for a few widely scattered showers.

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Warming Trend In Coming Days; Rain And Storms Saturday

Warming Trend In Coming Days; Rain And Storms Saturday

| November 28, 2018 @ 2:52 pm

FEELS BETTER THIS AFTERNOON: After lows in the 18-24 degree range for most places this morning, we have warmed nicely today, with most communities in the low 50s at mid-afternoon. Tonight will be fair and not as cold as recent nights… we drop into the 30s early tomorrow morning. Some of the colder spots will see a freeze, but most places will be in the mid to upper 30s.

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Warmer Days Ahead; Wet/Stormy Saturday

Warmer Days Ahead; Wet/Stormy Saturday

| November 28, 2018 @ 6:04 am

TOMORROW/FRIDAY: Clouds will increase tomorrow, and we will mention just a few isolated showers during the afternoon hours, mainly over the northwest counties of the state. Then, Friday will be mostly cloudy day with showers over the northern counties of Alabama. The high tomorrow will be in the 57-60 degree range, and we rise into the mid to upper 60s Friday as the warming trend continues.

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Warmer Days Ahead; Strong Storms Saturday

Warmer Days Ahead; Strong Storms Saturday

| November 27, 2018 @ 3:31 pm

COLD NOVEMBER DAY: Temperatures across North/Central Alabama are 20-25 degrees below average for November 27… generally in the 37-44 degree range. The sky is sunny, and a brisk north wind is making it feel colder. Another significant freeze is ahead tonight; most communities will drop into the 20-25 degree range early tomorrow with a clear sky and light wind, but some of the colder pockets will slip into the upper teens.

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Sunny But Breezy/Cold Day For Alabama

Sunny But Breezy/Cold Day For Alabama

| November 27, 2018 @ 7:06 am

WELL BELOW AVERAGE: Despite a sunny sky we project a high only in the 38-44 degree range over the northern half of Alabama today, well below the average high of 62 for November 27 (at Birmingham). A brisk north wind of 10-20 mph will make it feel even colder.

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Cold Air Stays In Place Through Wednesday

Cold Air Stays In Place Through Wednesday

| November 26, 2018 @ 3:26 pm

FRIGID AIR: Temperatures across the northern half of Alabama are only in the 40-50 degree range this afternoon; the average high for Birmingham on November 26 is 62. The sky is mostly sunny, although some clouds linger over Northeast and Southeast Alabama.

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Breezy, Cold, Dry Day For Alabama

Breezy, Cold, Dry Day For Alabama

| November 26, 2018 @ 7:06 am

WINDY AND COLD: A tight pressure gradient following a cold front brought windy conditions to the northern half of Alabama overnight; winds gusted to 25 mph in many spots. These winds will usher in much colder air; despite a good supply of sunshine today temperatures won’t get out of the 40s over North Alabama, and South Alabama will hold in the 50s.

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Rain Returns Tonight; Dry Tomorrow

Rain Returns Tonight; Dry Tomorrow

| November 23, 2018 @ 5:57 am

UICK WEATHER CHANGES: Clouds will increase across Alabama today; temperatures will be below average with a high in the mid 50s for North Alabama, low to mid 60s for the southern counties of the state. Rain will move in from the west tonight; we project rain amounts of 1/4″ to 1/2″ for most places. Some thunder is possible, but not especially likely, and there is no threat of severe storms. The rain will end very early tomorrow morning, generally before 7:00 a.m.

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Rain Returns To Alabama Tomorrow Night

Rain Returns To Alabama Tomorrow Night

| November 22, 2018 @ 5:58 am

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! After a cold start with temperatures in the 28-35 degree range, we rise into the low 60s this afternoon with a good supply of sunshine. A disturbance will bring a few clouds to South Alabama today, and maybe even a sprinkle or two to Mobile and Baldwin counties, but even there most of the day will be dry.

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Dry Thanksgiving Day Ahead; Rain Friday Night

Dry Thanksgiving Day Ahead; Rain Friday Night

| November 21, 2018 @ 4:39 pm

DRY THROUGH TOMORROW: The sky will remain clear across Alabama tonight; we drop into the 30-36 degree range for most communities early tomorrow, but some of the colder spots could reach the upper 20s again. Then, Thanksgiving Day tomorrow looks very nice with ample sunshine and a high in the low 60s.

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Dry Through Tomorrow; Rain Returns Friday Night

Dry Through Tomorrow; Rain Returns Friday Night

| November 21, 2018 @ 6:39 am

Today will be cool and dry; with a good supply of sunshine we expect a high in the mid to upper 50s for North/Central Alabama today, with 60s for the southern counties of the state. Tonight will be clear and cold; lows will be in the 30s; colder pockets will see another freeze.

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Dry Through Thanksgiving; Rain By Friday Night

Dry Through Thanksgiving; Rain By Friday Night

| November 20, 2018 @ 3:31 pm

SUNNY, COOL AFTERNOON: The average high for November 20 at Birmingham is 64… temperatures today are only in the 40s and 50s over the northern half of the state despite sunshine in full supply. Tonight will be clear and cold; we project a low between 28 and 34 degrees for most of the state early tomorrow morning.

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Becoming Sunny Today; Rain Returns Late Friday

Becoming Sunny Today; Rain Returns Late Friday

| November 20, 2018 @ 5:15 am

CLEARING THIS MORNING: We have a few a lingering sprinkles on radar early this morning in the wake of a cold front that passed through a few hours ago; those will end soon and the sky will clear this morning. Everyone will be in bright sunshine by afternoon, and temperatures will be cooler today with highs generally in the 50s. Tonight will be clear and cold; we will be very close to freezing early tomorrow morning.

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Showers Tonight; Dry/Cooler Tomorrow

Showers Tonight; Dry/Cooler Tomorrow

| November 19, 2018 @ 3:26 pm

RADAR CHECK: We have a batch of showers falling over West Alabama this afternoon ahead of a cold front; that rain will spread eastward over the next few hours. Rain amounts over the next 6-8 hours should be on the light side; mostly 1/4″ or less for most communities. Otherwise, tonight will be mostly cloudy with a low in the low 40s early tomorrow.

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