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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Moisture Levels Slowly Rise Over The Weekend

Moisture Levels Slowly Rise Over The Weekend

| May 26, 2017 @ 3:30 pm

BLUE SKY AND SUNSHINE: As forecast, temperatures have returned to the 80s across the great state of Alabama this afternoon with a good supply of sunshine. Tonight will be fair with a low in the mid 60s early tomorrow morning.

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Warming Trend Begins This Afternoon

Warming Trend Begins This Afternoon

| May 26, 2017 @ 6:25 am

Expect a big warm-up today; most locations reach the mid 80s this afternoon with sunshine in full supply.

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Warming Trend Begins Tomorrow

Warming Trend Begins Tomorrow

| May 25, 2017 @ 2:09 pm

MAGNIFICENT MAY DAY: Temperatures are close to 70 degrees across Alabama this afternoon despite a good supply of sunshine; we have a fresh west wind, and dewpoints are down in the 40s and low 50s.Next time we have a day like this will probably come in late September.

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Drier Days Ahead; Warmer Tomorrow

Drier Days Ahead; Warmer Tomorrow

| May 25, 2017 @ 6:00 am

COOL MAY MORNING: Temperatures are in the 50s across the great state of Alabama early this morning; the sky is cloudy and just before daybreak we still see a few lingering showers over the far eastern counties of the state. Those showers will end soon, and the sky becomes partly to mostly sunny as dry air returns.

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Cool Night Ahead; Warmer By Friday

Cool Night Ahead; Warmer By Friday

| May 24, 2017 @ 3:10 pm

Some of the heavier showers could produce hail; SPC maintains a “marginal risk” of severe storms for the eastern half of Alabama through the evening. The core severe weather threat is well to the east of Alabama, where tornado watches cover much of the Carolinas and far East Georgia.

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Unsettled Weather Continues Today; Drier Tomorrow

Unsettled Weather Continues Today; Drier Tomorrow

| May 24, 2017 @ 6:03 am

We will maintain the chance of occasional showers and storms statewide today as a deep, cold core upper trough moves through. Heavier thunderstorms will come over the eastern half of the state where SPC has a “marginal risk” of severe storms defined.

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Occasional Showers Through Tomorrow

Occasional Showers Through Tomorrow

| May 23, 2017 @ 3:25 pm

We will maintain a good chance of occasional showers through tomorrow as a cold, deep upper trough moves over Alabama. Strong storms are possible over parts of East and South Alabama tomorrow, where SPC maintains a “marginal risk” of severe thunderstorms.

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Occasional Showers Through Tomorrow; Cool For May

Occasional Showers Through Tomorrow; Cool For May

| May 23, 2017 @ 6:27 am

Rain across the state today won’t be as widespread or as heavy as last night, but we will continue to mention the chance of a few passing showers through the day and tonight with a cloudy sky. A few strong thunderstorms are possible over Southeast Alabama.

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Occasional Showers/Storms Through Wednesday

Occasional Showers/Storms Through Wednesday

| May 22, 2017 @ 3:24 pm

RADAR CHECK: Showers and thunderstorms are increasing across much of Alabama this afternoon in a moist, unstable airmass. We will forecast scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms across the state tonight; a few strong storms are possible over the southern half of the state where SPC maintains a “marginal risk” of severe weather.

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Wet, Unsettled Pattern Through Wednesday

Wet, Unsettled Pattern Through Wednesday

| May 22, 2017 @ 6:28 am

RADAR CHECK: We have just a few widely scattered showers across Alabama early this morning, but a very moist airmass remains in place across the Deep South, and we will forecast several rounds of showers and storms for the state through Wednesday.

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Latest Weather Xtreme Video: Rain Chances Increasing Over The Weekend

Latest Weather Xtreme Video: Rain Chances Increasing Over The Weekend

| May 19, 2017 @ 3:24 pm

So far we don’t have much action on radar this afternoon across Alabama… just a few widely scattered showers across a few western counties. Temperatures are in the 87 to 90 degree range with a mix of sun and clouds.

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Warm, Humid, A Few Storms

Warm, Humid, A Few Storms

| May 19, 2017 @ 6:33 am

Dewpoints are in the 66-70 degree range across Alabama early this morning with temperatures near 70 degrees, making it feel more like July. Nothing on radar, but later today a few scattered showers or storms could pop up during the heat of the day in this moist environment.

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Warm, Muggy, Scattered Storms

Warm, Muggy, Scattered Storms

| May 18, 2017 @ 3:36 pm

As expected, we have a classic case of scattered, random showers and thunderstorms across Alabama this afternoon in the warm, humid, unstable airmass…

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Warm, Humid, A Few Scattered Storms

Warm, Humid, A Few Scattered Storms

| May 18, 2017 @ 6:29 am

It is a warm, humid morning across Alabama; some places are still in the low 70s at daybreak. We project a high in the mid to upper 80s this afternoon with a mix of sun and clouds, and we will see showers and storms forming during the heat of the day in scattered, random spots. The chance of any one spot getting wet today is about one in three.

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Moisture Levels Rising; A Few Showers On Radar

Moisture Levels Rising; A Few Showers On Radar

| May 17, 2017 @ 3:09 pm

RADAR CHECK: With rising dewpoints and instability, we have a few widely scattered showers and storms on radar this afternoon across North/Central Alabama moving to the north. Most of the state remains dry, but a few neighborhoods have picked up a good passing shower…

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