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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Showers For East Alabama Today; Dry Tomorrow Through Much Of Next Week

Showers For East Alabama Today; Dry Tomorrow Through Much Of Next Week

| October 7, 2021 @ 5:43 am

RADAR CHECK: Most of the rain across Alabama early this morning is falling across the southeast part of the state, otherwise the radar is quiet. There is patchy dense fog, and temperatures are mostly in the 60s. Showers will be fewer in number across the state today, and mainly on the eastern side of the state… otherwise with a mix of sun and clouds we project a high around 80 degrees.

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Strong Storms Around This Evening; Dry Air Returns Friday

Strong Storms Around This Evening; Dry Air Returns Friday

| October 6, 2021 @ 3:03 pm

RADAR CHECK: We have a number of showers and strong thunderstorms across Alabama this afternoon; some producing heavy rain. A flash flood watch remains in effect for much of the state through tonight.

Also, there is a risk of severe storms across Northeast Alabama through the evening hours; SPC has defined a “slight risk” (level 2/5) for the northeast counties of the state, including places like Huntsville, Scottsboro, Fort Payne, Guntersville, Oneonta, Gadsden, Centre, and Anniston. A “marginal risk” (level 1/5) extends as far south as Camden, Greenville, and Eufaula.

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Occasional Showers/Storms Today; Drier Air Arrives Friday

Occasional Showers/Storms Today; Drier Air Arrives Friday

| October 6, 2021 @ 5:45 am

ANOTHER WET DAY: An upper low is just west of Memphis early this morning, and it will bring another day of wet, unsettled weather to Alabama. Look for occasional showers and a few thunderstorms through tonight… the rain could be heavy at times and a flash flood watch remains in effect for much of the state. And, we note SPC maintains a low end, “marginal risk” (level 1/5) of severe thunderstorms for much of North and Central Alabama.

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Wet At Times Through Thursday; Drier Air Arrives Friday

Wet At Times Through Thursday; Drier Air Arrives Friday

| October 5, 2021 @ 3:19 pm

RADAR CHECK: As expected we have a number of showers and thunderstorms across Alabama this afternoon, moving to the north/northwest. Stronger storms are producing heavy rain, and a flash flood watch remains in effect for much of the state. Occasional showers will continue tonight thanks to an upper low to the west over the Mississippi Delta.

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Wet Through Thursday; Flash Flood Watch For Much Of Alabama

Wet Through Thursday; Flash Flood Watch For Much Of Alabama

| October 5, 2021 @ 5:50 am

RADAR CHECK: Rain is widespread early this morning in areas east and south of Montgomery; a flash flood warning is in effect for parts of Lee and Chambers counties until 11:15a CT. A band of moderate to heavy rain is also moving into the Birmingham metro from the south; a flood advisory is in effect for parts of Jefferson and Shelby county.

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Wet Pattern Through Wednesday; Flash Flood Watch In Effect

Wet Pattern Through Wednesday; Flash Flood Watch In Effect

| October 4, 2021 @ 3:03 pm

RADAR CHECK: Showers and thunderstorms are most active this afternoon south of I-59 (south of a line from Tuscaloosa to Birmingham to Gadsden). Flash flood warnings have been issued for parts of Montgomery, Wilcox, Lee, and Russell counties, where amounts have likely exceeded two inches. There is some sun over the northern quarter of Alabama, where temperatures have reached the low 80s.

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Wet Through Wednesday; Flash Flood Watch In Effect

Wet Through Wednesday; Flash Flood Watch In Effect

| October 4, 2021 @ 5:54 am

WET PATTERN: An upper low will develop west of the state today, and will bring wet, unsettled conditions through mid-week. A flash flood watch is in effect for most of Alabama; rain amounts between 1 and 3 inches are likely over the next 72 hours, with isolated heavier amounts.

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Moisture Levels Rise Over The Weekend; Still Mostly Dry Tomorrow

Moisture Levels Rise Over The Weekend; Still Mostly Dry Tomorrow

| October 1, 2021 @ 3:24 pm

RADAR CHECK: Most all of Alabama is rain-free this afternoon… about the only activity on radar is over the far northwest corner of the state. The sky is partly to mostly sunny, and temperatures are mostly in the mid 80s. Tonight will be mostly fair with a low in the 60s early tomorrow morning.

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Dry And Warm Today/Tomorrow; Showers Return Sunday

Dry And Warm Today/Tomorrow; Showers Return Sunday

| October 1, 2021 @ 5:22 am

WARM OCTOBER WEATHER: With a partly to mostly sunny sky, we are forecasting a high in the 85-89 degree range across Alabama today; the average high for October 1 at Birmingham is 82. The weather won’t change much tomorrow; we expect a partly sunny sky with a high in the mid 80s. The chance of any one spot getting a shower tomorrow afternoon is only 5-10 percent… most places will stay dry.

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