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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.