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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A Few Isolated Showers Tomorrow/Thursday

A Few Isolated Showers Tomorrow/Thursday

| May 14, 2019 @ 3:22 pm

MARVELOUS MAY DAY: The sky is sunny, humidity is low, and temperatures are well below average across Alabama this afternoon. Most places are in the low to mid 70s, and the sky will stay fair tonight. We project a low for most places between 50 and 55 early tomorrow, with upper 40s for colder spots.

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Another Very Pleasant May Day Ahead

Another Very Pleasant May Day Ahead

| May 14, 2019 @ 5:49 am

Today will be sunny and pleasant with a high in the mid 70s. The average high for May 14 at Birmingham is 81. Tonight will fair and cool and again; most places will drop into the 50-55 degree range early tomorrow morning.

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Cool Tonight; Warmer Days Later This Week

Cool Tonight; Warmer Days Later This Week

| May 13, 2019 @ 3:19 pm

DELIGHTFUL MAY DAY: The sky is mostly sunny across the great state of Alabama this afternoon; temperatures are in the mid 70s, which is below average for this time of the year. Tonight will be clear and cool; most places will drop into the low 50s by daybreak tomorrow. Colder spots will visit the 40s.

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Mostly Dry Weather This Week For Alabama

Mostly Dry Weather This Week For Alabama

| May 13, 2019 @ 5:51 am

DRIER AIR ARRIVES: After an unsettled weekend, drier air has moved into Alabama today. The sky will be partly to mostly sunny with a high in the mid 70s, which is below average for mid-May in Alabama. The average high at Birmingham for May 13 is 81.

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Occasional Showers/Storms Over The Weekend

Occasional Showers/Storms Over The Weekend

| May 10, 2019 @ 3:26 pm

RADAR CHECK: Showers and thunderstorms continue to increase over the western half of Alabama this afternoon… but they are under severe limits. So far the eastern side of the state has remained dry. We will maintain the chance of showers and storms this evening; they should diminish later tonight.

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Wet At Times This Weekend

Wet At Times This Weekend

| May 10, 2019 @ 5:46 am

SCATTERED SHOWERS TODAY: The radar is quiet early this morning; no rain across Alabama and most of Mississippi; temperatures are mostly in the 60s. The sky will feature more clouds than sun today, and scattered showers and storms will develop this afternoon. But, the rain won’t be as widespread as yesterday, and severe storms are not forecast. In fact, a decent part of the day should be dry. The high this afternoon will be in the low 80s.

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Unsettled Weather Through The Weekend

Unsettled Weather Through The Weekend

| May 9, 2019 @ 3:26 pm

HEAVIER STORMS SHIFTING INTO SOUTH ALABAMA: The line of storms over Northwest Alabama this morning just didn’t want to go away. In fact, the storms intensified as they moved eastward, producing scattered tree and power line damage in a number of counties. As of 3:00, the heavier storms have shifted down into the southern half of Alabama.

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Scattered To Numerous Showers/Storms Through Sunday

Scattered To Numerous Showers/Storms Through Sunday

| May 9, 2019 @ 6:11 am

A FEW STRONG STORMS LATER TODAY: We have a few light rain showers over Northwest Alabama early this morning, but most of the state is dry with temperatures in the upper 60s and low 70s. To the west, a large mass of rain covers the broad zone from Memphis down into North Louisiana. Much of this is expected to dissipate before reaching Alabama, but additional showers and storms are expected to form this afternoon and early tonight. Where storms do form, they could be strong, and SPC has much of the state in a “marginal risk” (level 1/5).

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Showers/Storms Return Tomorrow Afternoon

Showers/Storms Return Tomorrow Afternoon

| May 8, 2019 @ 3:35 pm

RADAR CHECK: We have a few, small, isolated showers over parts of Central and South Alabama this afternoon, but most of Alabama is dry with a partly sunny sky. Temperatures are generally in the mid to upper 80s, but we note Tuscaloosa reached 90 degrees at 2:00.

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Warm Again Today; Mostly Dry

Warm Again Today; Mostly Dry

| May 8, 2019 @ 5:54 am

WARM SPRING WEATHER CONTINUES: With a partly sunny sky, we project a high in the 86-89 degree range across Alabama today… the average high for May 8 at Birmingham is 80. A few isolated showers could pop up over the southern half of the state this afternoon, but even there most places will stay dry.

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Dry Tomorrow; Showers /Storms Return Late Thursday

Dry Tomorrow; Showers /Storms Return Late Thursday

| May 7, 2019 @ 3:35 pm

DRY WEATHER CONTINUES: The sky is mostly sunny across Alabama this afternoon; the sun is filtered to some degree by high cirrus clouds. Temperatures are generally in the mid 80s. The sky will remain mostly clear tonight.

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Warm, Dry Weather Through Tomorrow

Warm, Dry Weather Through Tomorrow

| May 7, 2019 @ 5:56 am

WARMER AFTERNOONS: Dry weather will continue across Alabama through tomorrow; the sky will be mostly sunny with afternoon highs in the 86-89 degree range for most communities. While we enjoy the quiet weather, an active severe weather pattern sets up for parts of the Southern Plains down into Texas. There is a “moderate risk” (level 4/5) of severe storms today for parts of the Texas Panhandle over into far West Oklahoma.

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Warmer Afternoon Temperatures Ahead

Warmer Afternoon Temperatures Ahead

| May 6, 2019 @ 3:20 pm

PICTURE PERFECT SPRING DAY: It is indeed a beautiful afternoon across Alabama. A sunny sky, low humidity, and comfortable temperatures… generally between 76 and 81 degrees at mid-afternoon. Tonight will be clear and pleasant.

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Beautiful Spring Day For Alabama

Beautiful Spring Day For Alabama

| May 6, 2019 @ 6:02 am

SUN FILLED MONDAY: A dry airmass covers Alabama this morning; we expect sunny weather across the state today with a high in the 79-82 degree range. The humidity will be low, and we will have a light north breeze. Tonight will be clear and pleasant.

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Scattered Strong Storms Tomorrow

Scattered Strong Storms Tomorrow

| May 3, 2019 @ 3:32 pm

RADAR CHECK: It is a pretty quiet afternoon across the great state of Alabama; the sky is generally partly sunny, and showers are few and far between. Most of them are over the northwest counties, where temperatures are in the 70s. Elsewhere, most communities are in the mid 80s. Any showers overnight tonight will remain very isolated.

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Warm May Days; A Few Strong Storms Tomorrow

Warm May Days; A Few Strong Storms Tomorrow

| May 3, 2019 @ 5:53 am

SUMMER PREVIEW CONTINUES: Warm weather continues across Alabama today with afternoon temperatures in the mid 80s in most places. We have a few widely scattered storms early this morning over Northeast Alabama, and a few more isolated showers or thunderstorms could pop up this afternoon, but most of the day will be dry with a mix of sun and clouds.

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