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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Sunny, Cool Day Ahead; Storms Return Thursday

Sunny, Cool Day Ahead; Storms Return Thursday

| January 9, 2023 @ 5:37 am

DRY AIR, SUNNY SKY: Look for sunshine in full supply across Alabama today… expect a high in the 50s over North Alabama, with 60s for the southern counties of the state. The weather stays dry tomorrow with highs in the 60s statewide. A few showers could show up Wednesday near the coast, but most places will remain rain-free with a mild afternoon.

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Rain Returns Tomorrow Night/Sunday; Seasonal Temperatures Continue

Rain Returns Tomorrow Night/Sunday; Seasonal Temperatures Continue

| January 6, 2023 @ 3:01 pm

SUNNY WINTER DAY: Temperatures are in the 50s and 60s across Alabama this afternoon with a good supply of sunshine; tonight will be clear with a low in the 30s… colder spots could see another light freeze.

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Rain Returns Tomorrow Night/Sunday

Rain Returns Tomorrow Night/Sunday

| January 6, 2023 @ 5:31 am

COLD START: Temperatures are below freezing across colder pockets of North/Central Alabama early this morning with a clear sky and light wind. Sunny weather continues across Alabama today with highs in the 50s over North Alabama… and 60s to the south. The day tomorrow will remain dry; temperatures reach the low to mid 60s with a partly sunny sky.

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Cloudless Sky Over Alabama; Showers Return Saturday Night/Sunday

Cloudless Sky Over Alabama; Showers Return Saturday Night/Sunday

| January 5, 2023 @ 2:52 pm

SEVERE CLEAR: We have nothing but sunshine across the great state of Alabama this afternoon… temperatures are very close to seasonal averages with 50s over the northern counties, and 60s to the south. Tonight will be clear with lows mostly in the 30s… colder spots will see a light freeze.

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Cooler Air Moving In; Dry Through Tomorrow

Cooler Air Moving In; Dry Through Tomorrow

| January 5, 2023 @ 5:30 am

COOLING TREND: Colder spots across North Alabama are in the 30s early this morning with a clear sky, but most locations are in the 40s over the northern 2/3 of the state. Look for a sunny sky today with highs ranging from the upper 50s across the Tennessee Valley to the upper 60s near the Gulf Coast. Tomorrow will be another hotly sunny day with temperatures about five degrees cooler.

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Dry Through Saturday With A Cooling Trend

Dry Through Saturday With A Cooling Trend

| January 4, 2023 @ 2:57 pm

SUNNY, MILD AFTERNOON: We are enjoying a sunny January afternoon across Alabama with temperatures in the 60s and 70s. Tonight will be clear and colder with a low in the 38-44 degree range.

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Rain On The Way Out, Clearing Later Today

Rain On The Way Out, Clearing Later Today

| January 4, 2023 @ 5:40 am

RADAR CHECK: A large mass of rain and thunderstorms continues early this morning over East and South Alabama… a tornado watch is in effect for a few counties near the Georgia and Florida state lines. But, the rain will be moving out of the state soon, and we expect a clearing sky today with a high in the 67-71 degree range

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Active Day Ahead; Severe Storms Possible Through Tonight

Active Day Ahead; Severe Storms Possible Through Tonight

| January 3, 2023 @ 5:54 am

RADAR CHECK: Scattered showers continue over the eastern half of Alabama early this morning, otherwise it is a cloudy, very mild, and humid morning with temperatures hovering in the 65-72 degree range at daybreak, well above the average high of 54 for January 3. A dynamic weather system will bring potential for severe thunderstorms to the state later today and tonight.

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Severe Storms Possible Across Alabama Tomorrow

Severe Storms Possible Across Alabama Tomorrow

| January 2, 2023 @ 2:57 pm

SEVERE WEATHER THREAT TOMORROW: A dynamic weather system will bring the chance of strong to severe thunderstorms to Alabama tomorrow afternoon and evening. SPC maintains an “enhanced risk” (level 3/5) for much of Central and Southwest Alabama, for areas south of a line from Tuscaloosa to Birmingham to Opelika. A “sight risk” (level 2/5) covers the rest of the state.

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Strong/Severe Storms Possible Tomorrow Afternoon/Evening

Strong/Severe Storms Possible Tomorrow Afternoon/Evening

| January 2, 2023 @ 5:52 am

MILD WEATHER CONTINUES: Look for a high in the 69-74 degree range across most of Alabama today… the average high for Birmingham on January 2 is 54. Dense fog is a problem again this morning over the southern third of of the state, where a dense fog advisory is in effect. Scattered showers will form today as moist air surges northward; a thunderstorm is possible in spots this afternoon.

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Looking Back At Monday Night’s Event Across The Tennessee Valley

Looking Back At Monday Night’s Event Across The Tennessee Valley

| December 28, 2022 @ 6:29 am

TENNESSEE VALLEY MINI-SNOWMAGEDDON: Many have been asking about the situation across far North Alabama last night. Here are some notes… *I am on “vacation” this week, but weather never takes a break, and I was watching the situation unfold last night with great interest. I spent over 8 continuous hours ingesting and posting weather photos […]

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Frigid Christmas Weekend Ahead

Frigid Christmas Weekend Ahead

| December 23, 2022 @ 2:25 pm

**No afternoon Weather Briefing video today; we are on a holiday schedule** COLD IS THE WORD: Despite a sunny sky, temperatures remain in the teens across North Alabama this afternoon. Even in Deep South Alabama there is a big chill in the air; both Mobile and Dothan report 32 degrees at mid-afternoon. The average high […]

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The Deep South Is In The Deep Freeze

The Deep South Is In The Deep Freeze

| December 23, 2022 @ 5:43 am

BIG TIME COLD: Temperatures across North Alabama are in the 4-14 degree range early this morning, with wind chills as low as -15F. Mobile is now below freezing, and in Dothan temperatures are falling fast. Lingering snow flurries will end soon, and today will be mostly sunny and windy with temperatures remaining well below freezing over the northern 3/4 of the state.

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Long Awaited Arctic Front Arrives Tonight

Long Awaited Arctic Front Arrives Tonight

| December 22, 2022 @ 3:25 pm

BITTERLY COLD AIR GETTING CLOSE: While most of Alabama is overcast this afternoon, the sky has cleared temporarily over some of the western counties at mid-afternoon. Temperatures are mostly in the 50s, but the coldest air in several years will invade Alabama tonight. The Arctic front is approaching Memphis as I write this.

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