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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Big Warm-Up Today; Storms Thursday Morning

Big Warm-Up Today; Storms Thursday Morning

| April 25, 2017 @ 6:36 am

We have patches of dense fog, and a dense fog advisory is in effect for the Tennessee Valley of far North Alabama. The fog dissipates by mid morning, and the day will be sunny with a big warm-up; the high will be very close to 80 degrees.

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Latest Weather Xtreme Video: Warmer Days Ahead; Strong Storms Thursday

Latest Weather Xtreme Video: Warmer Days Ahead; Strong Storms Thursday

| April 24, 2017 @ 3:38 pm

VARIABLE CLOUDS, COOL: We have a mix of sun and clouds across Alabama this afternoon with temperatures mostly in the 60s, about ten degrees below average for late April. No rain on radar, and the sky becomes mostly fair tonight. Most communities will see a low between 48 and 52 degrees early tomorrow morning. Not […]

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Cool, Mostly Cloudy Day

Cool, Mostly Cloudy Day

| April 24, 2017 @ 6:33 am

COOL AIR REMAINS IN PLACE: A deep upper trough is over the Southeast U.S. this morning… and should keep Alabama mostly cloudy and cool today with temperatures not getting out of the 60s in most places. Despite the clouds the day will be dry here; heavy rain is likely well to the east over the Carolinas and Virginia. We could see a little sun this afternoon, especially over West Alabama.

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Early Morning Peek At Today’s Weather Situation

Early Morning Peek At Today’s Weather Situation

| April 22, 2017 @ 8:30 am

With so many out door events going on, here is a daybreak look at what we expect today… RIGHT NOW: It is raining over the northwest corner of Alabama early this morning; part of a larger mass of rain and storms from Nashville over to the Mississippi Delta. These storms are below severe limits. This […]

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Strong Storms Late Tomorrow; Much Cooler Sunday

Strong Storms Late Tomorrow; Much Cooler Sunday

| April 21, 2017 @ 3:26 pm

ANOTHER SUMMER-LIKE DAY: Temperatures are in the mid 80s over much of North/Central Alabama this afternoon, and as expected there is very little action on radar. Scattered storms remain possible over far North Alabama through the evening, and SPC maintains a “marginal risk” of severe storms there with a cold front just to the north.

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A Few Weekend Storms; Much Cooler Sunday

A Few Weekend Storms; Much Cooler Sunday

| April 21, 2017 @ 5:55 am

With a partly sunny sky, temperatures should soar back into the mid 80s across Alabama this afternoon.

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A Few Weekend Storms; Cooler Sunday

A Few Weekend Storms; Cooler Sunday

| April 20, 2017 @ 3:27 pm

RADAR CHECK: As expected, most of Alabama is rain-free this afternoon… we have just a few isolated showers over the far eastern counties of the state. With a partly sunny temperatures have warmed into the mid 80s again.

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Summer-Like Weather Again Today

Summer-Like Weather Again Today

| April 20, 2017 @ 6:35 am

The average high for Birmingham today (April 20) is 75… we expect to beat that by about 10 degrees today as temperatures return to the mid 80s this afternoon. Today’s record high is 88 set in 2002… we probably won’t get that warm. And, like yesterday, we expect a few random, widely scattered showers and storms this afternoon and into the evening hours.

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The Latest Weather Xtreme Video: Warm Through Friday; Stormy Weekend

The Latest Weather Xtreme Video: Warm Through Friday; Stormy Weekend

| April 19, 2017 @ 3:31 pm

RADAR CHECK: We have a few isolated showers and storms on radar this afternoon over far North and East Alabama… these will dissipate soon after sunset. Away from the showers, it is a warm day with a mix of sun and clouds; temperatures are in the mid 80s, about ten degrees above average for mid to late April in Alabama.

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Warm, Mostly Dry Today; Stormy Weekend

Warm, Mostly Dry Today; Stormy Weekend

| April 19, 2017 @ 9:56 am

An upper ridge will keep the weather warm and generally dry today and tomorrow. Isolated showers could form during the peak of the daytime heating process, but expect a mix of sun and clouds with afternoon temperatures reaching the mid 80s.

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Warm Days; Stormy Weekend Ahead

Warm Days; Stormy Weekend Ahead

| April 18, 2017 @ 3:28 pm

While a few isolated showers are possible tomorrow afternoon, the chance of any one spot seeing rain is very small. Generally speaking, these two days will be warm and mostly dry with afternoon temperatures rising into the mid 80s with a partly sunny sky.

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Widely Scattered Showers/Storms Again Today

Widely Scattered Showers/Storms Again Today

| April 18, 2017 @ 6:45 am

A moist, unstable airmass remains over Alabama, and we will maintain the risk of widely scattered showers through this evening, with the higher coverage this afternoon over the northern quarter of the state, north of Birmingham. Otherwise, today will feature a mix of sun and clouds with a high in the low 80s.

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Hit And Miss Showers And Storms Today

Hit And Miss Showers And Storms Today

| April 17, 2017 @ 3:32 pm

We will maintain the chance of showers and storms tonight with a weak surface front to the north.

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Scattered Showers/Storms Later Today

Scattered Showers/Storms Later Today

| April 17, 2017 @ 10:15 am

The dry spell should come to an end for many places later today and tonight as showers and thunderstorms begin form in the moist air over Alabama.

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Possible Pattern Change 7-10 Days Out

Possible Pattern Change 7-10 Days Out

| April 14, 2017 @ 3:22 pm

ANOTHER WARM APRIL DAY: Temperatures are mostly in the low to mid 80s across the great state of Alabama this afternoon with sunshine through high clouds. No rain on radar. Tonight will be mostly fair and pleasant.

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