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.

rss feed

Wet/Stormy Weather For Alabama Today

Wet/Stormy Weather For Alabama Today

| February 12, 2019 @ 5:53 am

WET: A deep upper trough and surface cold front is pushing a band of rain into Alabama this morning. Rain will overspread the state in coming hours; most communities will have potential for 1/2 to 3/4″ today.

Read More

Rain At Times Through Tomorrow

Rain At Times Through Tomorrow

| February 11, 2019 @ 3:26 pm

MORE RAIN: The sky is mostly cloudy across Alabama this afternoon with temperatures generally in the upper 50s and low 60s; some colder lingers over the northeast counties of the state. Temperatures will actually rise slowly tonight, and we should be in the mid 60s early tomorrow morning.

Read More

Rain Moves In Late Tonight/Tomorrow

Rain Moves In Late Tonight/Tomorrow

| February 11, 2019 @ 5:44 am

ACTIVE PATTERN: A warm front is now north of Alabama, and the day should be warmer with most communities enjoying a high in the 60s this afternoon. Colder air over East Alabama thanks to the cold air damming (CAD) effect) will be scoured out later in the day. The sky will be mostly cloudy, and showers during the day should be few and far between.

Read More

A Freeze Ahead Late Tonight; Dry Tomorrow

A Freeze Ahead Late Tonight; Dry Tomorrow

| February 8, 2019 @ 3:20 pm

COLD NIGHT AHEAD: As expected, today is breezy and much colder across North/Central Alabama. We saw some low 80s at this time yesterday; Cullman and Haleyville are at 39 degrees at mid-afternoon today. Most communities are in the 40s, and with a clear sky and diminishing wind tonight temperatures will drop pretty quickly. We project a low in the 25-29 degree range early tomorrow morning.

Read More

Windy, Much Colder Today

Windy, Much Colder Today

| February 8, 2019 @ 5:45 am

WINDS OF CHANGE: A few spots soared into the low 80s across Alabama yesterday; today will be a different kind of day following a cold front that passed through late last night. It will be much colder with a brisk northwest wind of 12-22 mph; lingering light rain early this morning will end, and the sky becomes partly sunny. Communities across the northern half of the state won’t get out of the 40s; for many places today will be 30 to 35 degrees colder than yesterday.

Read More

Cold Front Arrives Tonight With A Few Showers

Cold Front Arrives Tonight With A Few Showers

| February 7, 2019 @ 3:20 pm

COLD FRONT TONIGHT: A cold front will pass through tonight, putting an end to the spring-like warmth. A few showers will accompany the front, but rain amounts will be fairly light, and there is no risk of severe thunderstorms. Tomorrow will be partly sunny, windy, and much colder with a high in the 47-50 degree range. A north wind of 12-22 mph will make it feel colder.

Read More

Record Warmth Again Today; Much Colder Tomorrow

Record Warmth Again Today; Much Colder Tomorrow

| February 7, 2019 @ 5:49 am

ONE MORE DAY OF WARMTH: The record high for Birmingham today is 76 set in 1999 and 1957; we are forecasting a high of 78 this afternoon. Some communities over in West Alabama could touch 80 degrees as our spring preview continues. The day should be dry with a mix of sun and clouds; severe storms are possible north and west of our state ahead of a sharp cold front.

Read More

Record Warmth Tomorrow; Much Colder Friday

Record Warmth Tomorrow; Much Colder Friday

| February 6, 2019 @ 3:25 pm

ANOTHER SPRING-LIKE AFTERNOON: Birmingham is enjoying a temperature of 74 degrees at 3:00p CT… within two degrees of the record high today, 76 set in 1999. The sky features more clouds than sun, and we have a few showers on radar, mainly over the Tennessee Valley of far North Alabama.

Read More

Near Record Warmth Through Tomorrow, Then Much Colder

Near Record Warmth Through Tomorrow, Then Much Colder

| February 6, 2019 @ 5:43 am

JUST LIKE SPRING: Not much change in the Alabama weather situation through tomorrow; today will feature more clouds than sun along with the chance of a few widely scattered showers. The high this afternoon will rise into the 71-74 degree range. Tomorrow looks generally dry with a mix of sun and clouds… the afternoon high will be between 74 and 77.

Read More

Turning Sharply Colder Friday

Turning Sharply Colder Friday

| February 5, 2019 @ 3:24 pm

FEBRUARY WARMTH CONTINUES THROUGH MID-WEEK: Temperatures are generally in the low 70s across Alabama this afternoon; the sky is mostly cloudy over the western counties at mid-afternoon, with a partly sunny sky to the east. There is very little on radar.

Read More

Highs In The 70s Through Mid-Week; Much Colder Friday

Highs In The 70s Through Mid-Week; Much Colder Friday

| February 5, 2019 @ 5:53 am

SPRING PREVIEW CONTINUES: Alabama’s weather won’t change much through tomorrow. Both days will feature more clouds than sun, and there will be some risk of scattered showers… but nothing really heavy or widespread. Look for a high in the low 70s; the average high for February 5 at Birmingham is 56.

Read More

Spring-Like Warmth Through Thursday

Spring-Like Warmth Through Thursday

| February 4, 2019 @ 3:21 pm

RADAR CHECK: We little rain statewide on radar this afternoon; the sky is mostly cloudy with temperatures in the 60s. We will maintain the chance of a few widely scattered showers tonight.

Read More

Spring-Like Weather Through Thursday

Spring-Like Weather Through Thursday

| February 4, 2019 @ 5:58 am

RADAR CHECK: A band of showers has moved into West Alabama early this morning; this area of rain will keep moving eastward in coming hours. Nothing too heavy, and no thunder. Otherwise today will be a mostly cloudy and mild day with a high in the 60s for most places. Some South Alabama communities could reach the low 70s.

Read More

February Thaw Through Much Of Next Week

February Thaw Through Much Of Next Week

| February 1, 2019 @ 3:14 pm

FINE FEBRUARY AFTERNOON: While clouds are over South Alabama with a few showers, the northern half of the stage is enjoying a mostly sunny sky with temperatures in the 60s. We stay above freezing tonight with a low around 40 degrees for most communities.

Read More

Mild Weekend Ahead; Just A Few Showers

Mild Weekend Ahead; Just A Few Showers

| February 1, 2019 @ 6:03 am

WARMING TREND CONTINUES: Temperatures will climb to around 60 degrees this afternoon with a partly sunny sky as the warming trend continues. Mild weather will continue over the weekend, but we won’t see as much sun tomorrow and Sunday as moisture levels rise. We will mention the chance of a few isolated showers tomorrow and Sunday, but a decent part of the weekend will be dry. Highs will be in the 60s.

Read More

Warming Trend Continues Into Early Next Week

Warming Trend Continues Into Early Next Week

| January 31, 2019 @ 3:24 pm

FINE JANUARY DAY: Temperatures are in the 50s across Central Alabama this afternoon with a good supply of sunshine; tonight will be fair and not as cold as recent nights with a low in the 30-36 degree range for most places. Colder spots will drop below freezing.

Read More