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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Heat Levels Back Off Over The Weekend

Heat Levels Back Off Over The Weekend

| September 13, 2019 @ 2:59 pm

TOO HOT: Temperatures are generally in the mid to upper 90s across Alabama this afternoon. Birmingham reports 97 degrees at 2:30p CT… one degree away from the record high for September 13, 98 set in 1927. There are few showers and storms on radar, but they are widely separated, and will dissipate once the sun […]

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Hot, Mostly Dry Again Today

Hot, Mostly Dry Again Today

| September 13, 2019 @ 8:47 am

Alabama’s weather won’t change much today as a strong upper ridge holds across the region.

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Hot, Mostly Dry Tomorrow; Still Watching The Tropics

Hot, Mostly Dry Tomorrow; Still Watching The Tropics

| September 12, 2019 @ 3:26 pm

RADAR CHECK: As expected, we have only a handful of cooling showers across Alabama this afternoon; most places are dry with a partly to mostly sunny sky. Temperatures are in the mid to upper 90s, about 10 degrees above average for mid-September. The weather won’t change much tomorrow; look for a good supply of sunshine with a high well up in the 90s… odds of any one spot seeing a shower remain small.

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Hot Afternoons Continue; Eyes On The Gulf This Weekend

Hot Afternoons Continue; Eyes On The Gulf This Weekend

| September 12, 2019 @ 6:44 am

STILL HOT: A strong upper ridge is across the Southeast U.S… and that feature will keep Alabama unseasonably hot through tomorrow with highs in the mid 90s. The sky will be partly to mostly sunny, and any afternoon showers or thunderstorms should be few in number. The average high for September 12 at Birmingham is 86; the record high is 100 set in 1927.

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A Few Scattered, Strong Storms This Afternoon

A Few Scattered, Strong Storms This Afternoon

| September 11, 2019 @ 3:23 pm

RADAR CHECK: On this hot September afternoon we have a few slow moving, random, widely scattered showers and thunderstorms. These will dissipate once the sun goes down later this evening… elsewhere it is a partly sunny day with temperatures mostly in the mid 90s.

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Hot Weather Continues; Rain Chances Increase By Sunday

Hot Weather Continues; Rain Chances Increase By Sunday

| September 11, 2019 @ 5:57 am

STILL HOT: We are forecasting highs in the mid 90s each afternoon through Friday as a strong upper ridge holds across the Southeast U.S. Partly to mostly days, fair nights, and just a few isolated thunderstorms during the peak of the daytime heating process. Chance of any one spot getting wet today is 20 percent, and only 10 percent tomorrow and Friday.

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Scattered Strong Storms This Afternoon

Scattered Strong Storms This Afternoon

| September 10, 2019 @ 3:09 pm

RADAR CHECK: Scattered, slow moving thunderstorms are over North and East Alabama this afternoon… they are producing heavy rain, gusty winds, and some small hail. A flash flood warning is in effect for parts of Lauderdale, Lawrence, and Limestone counties in the Tennessee Valley until 5:15 p.m. Away from the storms, the weather is partly sunny and hot with temperatures in the mid 90s in many places.

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Sizzling September Weather Continues; Higher Rain Chances By Sunday

Sizzling September Weather Continues; Higher Rain Chances By Sunday

| September 10, 2019 @ 6:07 am

HOT SEPTEMBER WEATHER: Birmingham’s official high yesterday was 98 degrees; 11 degrees above average, but under the record high for September 9 (103 set in 1925). Anniston also recorded a high of 98, while Tuscaloosa and Gadsden topped out at 96 degrees. The weather won’t change much each day through the rest of the week as a strong upper ridge remains parked across the Deep South. Partly to mostly sunny days, fair nights, and only isolated afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms.

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Scattered Strong Storms; Hot Afternoon

Scattered Strong Storms; Hot Afternoon

| September 9, 2019 @ 3:23 pm

RADAR CHECK: Scattered strong thunderstorms are over the southern half of Alabama this afternoon with little movement. One storm near Marbury prompted a severe thunderstorm warning at 2:45. Away from the storms, it is a hot September afternoon with temperatures mostly in the mid 90s. Scattered thunderstorms will end once the sun goes down this […]

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September Heat Continues

September Heat Continues

| September 9, 2019 @ 11:24 am

SEPTEMBER HEAT CONTINUES: A strong upper ridge across the Deep South means temperatures will remain above average across Alabama this week, and prospects of beneficial rain will stay low.

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Hot, Dry Weekend Ahead

Hot, Dry Weekend Ahead

| September 6, 2019 @ 3:32 pm

PLEASANT FRIDAY: Temperatures are very close to seasonal average for early September; most places are in the 88-92 degree range this afternoon with a sunny sky and low humidity. Tonight will be fair, but not as cool as last night as dew points begin to rise.

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Dry Weekend Ahead With Hot Afternoons

Dry Weekend Ahead With Hot Afternoons

| September 6, 2019 @ 5:52 am

PLEASANT START: We have a cool early September morning across Alabama; cooler spots like Fort Payne and Cullman are in the upper 50s just before daybreak. But, we warm up in a hurry with sunshine in full supply today as we project a high in the low 90s this afternoon. Humidity levels will remain fairly low.

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Dry Weather For Alabama Through The Weekend

Dry Weather For Alabama Through The Weekend

| September 5, 2019 @ 3:23 pm

SUNNY, BREEZY AFTERNOON: Temperatures are generally in the upper 80s and low 90s the afternoon; the average high for September 5 at Birmingham is 88. No, it doesn’t magically get cool after Labor Day in Alabama. On this date in 1925 it was 112 degrees at Centreville, the hottest temperature on record in our state. The mean last day of 90 degree heat (based on data at Birmingham) is September 19, but we have experienced 90 degree heat as late as October 20.

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Still Dry Today, But Breezy With Low Humidity

Still Dry Today, But Breezy With Low Humidity

| September 5, 2019 @ 5:53 am

DRY DAYS: Sunny weather continues across Alabama today, but humidity levels will be a tad lower following a dry front that passed through last night. And, a north breeze will increase this afternoon into the 10-20 mph range, making the September heat feel more comfortable. The high today will be in the low 90s; tonight will be clear and pleasant; cooler spots could see lows in the upper 50s early tomorrow.

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Hot, Dry Weather For Alabama Through The Weekend

Hot, Dry Weather For Alabama Through The Weekend

| September 4, 2019 @ 3:19 pm

HOT SEPTEMBER DAY: Temperatures are in the low to mid 90s across Alabama this afternoon… about 5 degrees above average for early September (Birmingham’s average high for September 4 is 89). The air is dry, and the sky is sunny. A dry front comes through tonight, and the high tomorrow will be closer to 90.

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Dry Through The Weekend In Alabama; Dorian Far To The East

Dry Through The Weekend In Alabama; Dorian Far To The East

| September 4, 2019 @ 5:59 am

DRY SEPTEMBER WEATHER: Dry weather will continue across Alabama through the weekend. We rise into the mid 90s today; the average high for September 4 in Birmingham is 89. A surface front will pass through the state tonight in dry fashion, and will prolong the rain-free weather through the weekend. The high tomorrow will be close to 90, and cooler spots drop into the 50s early Friday morning.

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