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 Snow For Far North Alabama Tonight

Some Snow For Far North Alabama Tonight

| January 7, 2021 @ 3:08 pm

RADAR CHECK: It is a cold, windy day across Alabama with numerous showers moving northward ahead of a deep, cold core upper low pushing into the state from the west. Temperatures are in the 40s, and some small hail has been observed with the showers today due to the cold air aloft.

Dynamic cooling associated with the upper low will likely change the rain over to snow across far North Alabama tonight, generally north of U.S. 278 (north of a line from Hamilton to Cullman to Gadsden).

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Cold/Wet Today; Some Snow Tonight For Far North Alabama

Cold/Wet Today; Some Snow Tonight For Far North Alabama

| January 7, 2021 @ 5:50 am

COLD, WET WEATHER: Rain has moved into West Alabama early this morning, and today will be a cloudy and wet day for Alabama with periods of rain along with temperatures holding in the 40s. Rain amounts of around 1/2 inch are likely during the next 18 hours.

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A Cold Rain Tomorrow; Some Snow For North Alabama Tomorrow Night???

A Cold Rain Tomorrow; Some Snow For North Alabama Tomorrow Night???

| January 6, 2021 @ 3:07 pm

RAIN, MAYBE SOME SNOW ON THE WAY: Clouds are slowly increasing across Alabama this afternoon ahead of the next weather system to the west; temperatures are mostly in the mid 50s with a canopy of high cirrus clouds overhead. Clouds will thicken and lower tonight.

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Rain Returns Tomorrow; Some Snow For Far North Alabama Tomorrow Night?

Rain Returns Tomorrow; Some Snow For Far North Alabama Tomorrow Night?

| January 6, 2021 @ 5:52 am

STILL DRY TODAY: Temperatures are well below freezing over the northern half of Alabama early this morning with many communities in the 20s. The weather will stay dry today with a partly to mostly sunny sky; temperatures reach the mid 50s this afternoon. Clouds will increase tonight as the next weather system approaches from the west.

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Dry Tomorrow; Rain Returns To Alabama Thursday

Dry Tomorrow; Rain Returns To Alabama Thursday

| January 5, 2021 @ 2:56 pm

SUNNY WINTER DAY: Temperatures are mostly in the 50s across Alabama this afternoon with a good supply of sunshine; tonight will be fair and cold with a freeze likely early tomorrow. We project a low between 27 and 32 degrees for most communities early tomorrow… then we warm into the mid 50s with a partly to mostly sunny sky.

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Rain Returns Thursday; Snow Sunday Night/Monday?????

Rain Returns Thursday; Snow Sunday Night/Monday?????

| January 5, 2021 @ 5:52 am

DRY THROUGH TOMORROW: As the day begins we note a dense fog advisory is in effect early this morning for parts of West and Southwest Alabama; that fog should dissipate by mid-morning. Otherwise, today will be mostly sunny with a high in the mid 50s this afternoon; the average high for Birmingham on January 5 is 53.

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Rain Returns Thursday; Seasonal Temperatures

Rain Returns Thursday; Seasonal Temperatures

| January 4, 2021 @ 2:58 pm

PLEASANT WINTER DAY: The sky is mostly sunny across Alabama this afternoon with temperatures in the 57-61 degree range, slightly above average for early January. Tonight will be mostly fair with a low between 37 and 42 degrees.

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Cool And Dry Today Through Wednesday; Rain Returns Thursday

Cool And Dry Today Through Wednesday; Rain Returns Thursday

| January 4, 2021 @ 5:50 am

DRY AIR IN PLACE: Temperatures are generally in the 24-32 degree range across Alabama early this morning; our weather will stay dry today with a high in the upper 50s this afternoon under a partly to mostly sunny sky. The average high for Birmingham on January 4 is 53. Our weather stays rain-free tomorrow and Wednesday… expect a good supply of sunshine both days with highs between 57 and 60 degrees for most communities.

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Another Cold Night Ahead For Alabama

Another Cold Night Ahead For Alabama

| December 25, 2020 @ 3:38 pm

ANOTHER VERY COLD NIGHT: So far the high in Birmingham today is 37 degrees; this is only the 12th time the city has experienced a high below 40 degrees on December 25 since 1900. The sky will stay clear tonight, and we project lows ranging from 15 to 25 degrees early tomorrow morning.

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Cold, Dry Christmas Day For Alabama

Cold, Dry Christmas Day For Alabama

| December 25, 2020 @ 6:13 am

MERRY CHRISTMAS! A very dry airmass has settled into Alabama this morning, and we expect sunshine in full supply today, but cold air will remain. We project a high this afternoon between 36 and 42 degrees; the average high for Birmingham on Christmas Day is 54.

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Cold Night Ahead; A Few Snow Showers For NE Alabama

Cold Night Ahead; A Few Snow Showers For NE Alabama

| December 24, 2020 @ 2:38 pm

**No afternoon Weather Xtreme video today; we are on a holiday schedule** COLD CHRISTMAS EVE: As advertised, very cold air continues to roll into Alabama this afternoon. Temperatures are mostly in 30s, and the sky has cleared from Birmingham north and west, but clouds persist to the north and east. We will continue to mention […]

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Rain Moves Out; Cold Air Moves In; A Few Snow Flakes

Rain Moves Out; Cold Air Moves In; A Few Snow Flakes

| December 24, 2020 @ 5:54 am

MERRY CHRISTMAS: Widespread rain across Alabama will end later this morning as much colder air rolls into the state. We do note a tornado watch remains in effect for a few counties in Southwest Alabama, but that will be cancelled soon as the storms move rapidly eastward. Temperatures fall into the 30s today with an icy north wind, and in the cold air a few snow flurries or showers are possible this afternoon, mainly east of I-65, and north of I-20.

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