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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Sub-Freezing Temperatures By Sunday Morning

Sub-Freezing Temperatures By Sunday Morning

| February 24, 2017 @ 3:19 pm

RECORD WARMTH: Temperatures are very close to 80 degrees over most of Alabama this afternoon… we have a new record high at Birmingham; the high so far today is 81, easily beating the old record of 78 set in 1930. The sky is partly to mostly sunny, and there is no rain on radar. TO […]

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Record Warmth Today; A Freeze Early Sunday

Record Warmth Today; A Freeze Early Sunday

| February 24, 2017 @ 5:52 am

WARM LATE WINTER DAY: A cold front will blow into Alabama after midnight tonight, but prior to its arrival today will be very warm for late February with record warmth likely. Most communities will see a high between 77 and 80 degrees this afternoon over the northern half of the state, and Birmingham’s record high […]

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Much Cooler By The Weekend

Much Cooler By The Weekend

| February 23, 2017 @ 3:15 pm

WARM LATE WINTER DAY: Temperatures are in the 70s across most of Alabama this afternoon with a partly sunny sky. No rain on radar, and we stay warm and dry tomorrow. Some places will be flirting with 80 degrees tomorrow afternoon, and there is a good chance we will see a number of new record […]

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Near Record Warmth Today; Cooler This Weekend

Near Record Warmth Today; Cooler This Weekend

| February 23, 2017 @ 10:08 am

FEBRUARY WARMTH: Today will be a warm, dry late winter day across the great state of Alabama. With a partly sunny sky, we project a high in the mid to upper 70s this afternoon, well above the average high of 61. We will be very close to 80 degrees tomorrow; a good chance we break […]

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Warm Tomorrow/Friday; Much Cooler By Saturday

Warm Tomorrow/Friday; Much Cooler By Saturday

| February 22, 2017 @ 3:03 pm

RADAR CHECK: A few small, isolated showers have formed across North/Central Alabama this afternoon… moving to the northwest. They will fizzle soon after sunset. Otherwise, the sky features more clouds than sun across Alabama this afternoon with temperatures in the 67-70 degree range. TOMORROW/FRIDAY: The weather will be warm for late February on both days […]

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Clouds Linger Today; Some Light Rain/Drizzle

Clouds Linger Today; Some Light Rain/Drizzle

| February 22, 2017 @ 9:15 am

RADAR CHECK: Early this morning the bulk of the rain on radar was south and east of Birmingham… Clouds still blanket all of Alabama, and there is some patchy drizzle over the northern half of the state. The upper low responsible for the widespread rain yesterday is moving southeast, toward the eastern Gulf of Mexico, […]

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Trending Drier Tomorrow

Trending Drier Tomorrow

| February 21, 2017 @ 9:01 pm

RADAR CHECK: Widespread rain continues across much of Alabama this afternoon… Temperatures are hovering around the 60 degree mark as the rain falls, and there is no lightning showing up over the northern half of Alabama. Periods of rain will continue tonight statewide as an upper trough moves in from the west. We trend drier […]

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Widespread Rain Through Tonight

Widespread Rain Through Tonight

| February 21, 2017 @ 6:35 am

RADAR CHECK: Rain has moved into West Alabama early this morning ahead of an upper trough approaching from the west. Rain will be fairly widespread across the state through tonight, although there will be some breaks. The good news is that there is no risk of severe weather, and I doubt if we hear much […]

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Widespread Rain For Alabama Tomorrow

Widespread Rain For Alabama Tomorrow

| February 20, 2017 @ 2:57 pm

FINE FEBRUARY AFTERNOON: Temperatures are in the 70s across Alabama this afternoon with sunshine through high clouds. Those clouds will thicken and lower tonight, however, and we will deal with wet weather tomorrow. RAIN RETURNS: Rain will become widespread across Alabama by mid to late morning tomorrow, and the rain continues tomorrow afternoon into tomorrow […]

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Spring-Like Today; Rain Returns Tomorrow

Spring-Like Today; Rain Returns Tomorrow

| February 20, 2017 @ 6:06 am

WARM FEBRUARY DAY: The average high today for Birmingham is 60 degrees… we should climb about 15 degrees above that today with a high in the mid to upper 70s along with a good supply of sunshine. If you enjoyed the weather yesterday, you will love it today. We will keep an eye on active […]

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Rain Moves Into Alabama Late Tonight

Rain Moves Into Alabama Late Tonight

| February 17, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

PLEASANT AFTERNOON: Temperatures are well up in the 60s across Alabama this afternoon with sunshine through high clouds. Those high clouds are out ahead of a weather system over Texas moving toward Alabama; the clouds will thicken and lower tonight. Rain will move into the southwest counties of the state this evening, and the rain […]

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Some Rain At Times Tomorrow

Some Rain At Times Tomorrow

| February 17, 2017 @ 9:40 am

SMALL QUAKE LAST NIGHT: The USGS reports a M2.6 earthquake last night at 11:26p CT west of Oak Grove and east of Windham Springs, where Tuscaloosa, Jefferson, and Walker Counties come together. I would imagine most slept right through it. STILL DRY TODAY: Temperatures are down in the 30s across most of North/Central Alabama early […]

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