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  • Travel this weekend could be dangerous

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  We got to see the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade which was fantastic.  The weather was the best it’s been in many years.   Here’s a few pictures I took of the floats:

    If you are traveling this weekend,  be weather aware since there are many issues especially across the South Central U.S.    We’ve got a  slow moving storm system will bring widespread precipitation including freezing rain and snow from the Plains to the Ohio and Mississippi Valleys.

    Several inches of snow will fall across the mountains of Colorado and New Mexico while  Freezing rain/sleet will cause big issues from West Texas into Northern Missouri.

    Freezing rain advisories and ice storm warnings are in effect.

    Heavy rain is expected over parts of the Southern Plains and lower Mississippi Valley with the threat of flash flooding.

    This will be my last post for awhile since I will be on vacation!  Back in the office and on the blog Monday, December 7th.  Be safe everyone.


  • Travel Weather

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!  Getting ready for our big holiday this week, and of course a lot of people will be traveling.  There’s a few areas of concern I want to focus on starting with the system moving across the West.  That storm is going to spread heavy mountain snow and valley rain.

    Winter Storm watches and warnings are up from the Sierra in Northern California to Montana.    We also have the potential for blizzard conditions in Wyoming.

    Late Wednesday into Thursday as this system across the West slowly moves towards the Plains, scattered thunderstorms and rain will develop from the Southern Plains to the Midwest.  Some snow will also move into the Northern Plains.

    Thursday things get messy with the chance for a wintry mix and even frozen precipitation over the central US.  Stay weather aware if your travelling especially in the afternoon hours on Thanksgiving.

    Meanwhile, the East Coast is under high pressure and will see dry conditions and warmer temperatures over the next few days.  The weather will be beautiful for the Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Be safe.


  • First snow of the season and a peek at Thanksgiving weather!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    The first big snowstorm that brought up to a foot and a half of snow to the Northern Plains continues to bring heavy snow over the Central Great Lakes.  Look at these totals:

    Another 4-8 inches is possible from northern Illinois to central Michigan.

    A strong cold front  is bringing some of the coldest air as far south as the Gulf Coast.

    Freeze warnings are posted from Texas to Alabama.

    And with a big travel day coming up here’s a sneak peek at your Thanksgiving eve forecast:

    Looks like more snow on the way for the Rockies, Midwest.  Some thunderstorms and rough weather could be on the way for the Southern Plains while the East Coast looks fantastic:

    Talk to you Monday!


  • First big snow for the Midwest

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone!

    Happy Friday everyone.

    The big story is the snow for the Northern Plains/Midwest today through tomorrow.    Winter Storm Warnings are posted from northeastern Nebraska and southeastern South Dakota, through Iowa, and into northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.  4-8″ of snow, with locally higher amounts are possible.

    Tomorrow the snow will continue falling across Michigan, where Winter Storm Watches are posted.

    Strong winds across much of the Plains and Midwest will create blustery conditions, especially tomorrow as temperatures drop in the wake of the system.

    I’ll be in tomorrow to give you more details, but for now, Happy Friday! Enjoy the weekend.


  • Powerful storm system brings rain, snow and possible tornadoes

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone

    An update on our western storm that is bringing heavy rain and mountain snow.   Several inches of rain will fall over the Northwest and then into the Plains Monday and Tuesday.

    Over a foot of snow will fall over the Cascades, the Sierra and then into the Wasatch and Colorado Rockies tomorrow.

    The energy from this system will then move into the Plains tomorrow.  Strong to severe storms are possible over the Southern Plains including tornadoes:

    Tuesday the system will push across the Mississippi River Valley.  Heavy rain, strong winds, hail and a few tornadoes are possible.

    There will be cooler temperatures behind the system, and warmer air ahead of it.  We’ll be monitoring the system and will keep you updated.

    Be weather aware if you live across the areas mentioned.


  • Major storm system across the West

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone.  The news is terrible in Paris.  There truly are no words to describe the horror that has taken place.  My prayers to all the families and loved ones who are in pain or mourning.  To the first responders who risked their lives to save others.  God Bless them.  Sean and I had our honeymoon in Paris.  It is a truly magical city.  Paris, je t’aime.

    We do have weather news that will affect much of the country this weekend and this week.

    More heavy rain and mountain snow for the Pacific Northwest.  2-6 inches of rain will be common through Sunday evening with higher amounts locally through the mountains.

    1-2 feet of snow will spread across Cascades then into the Sierra and Intermountain West range Sunday.

    Cooler temperatures move into the East with rain and snow for the Great Lakes and into the Interior Northeast. Temperatures will be 5-10 degrees below average for much of the eastern US Saturday.

    Meanwhile, temperatures across the Plains will be warmer than average:

    This system will push in Central U.S. this week and possibly bring severe storms to the Southern Plains Monday and Tuesday:

    That’s all for now.  Hug the ones you love.


  • Blizzard conditions across the West and severe weather tomorrow

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone

    We’ve got a big weather system unfolding across the West that will bring snow, possible blizzard conditions and severe storms tomorrow.  Here’s the breakdown:

    A system across the West is spreading rain and snow across much of the region.  Over a foot of snow is possible across higher elevations of Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming.  Watches and warnings are up:

    Blizzard conditions may also develop (the red shaded area on the map) from eastern Colorado into western Kansas and southwestern Nebraska as 2-6″ of snow combines with wind gusts to 60mph.  As this system moves eastward, severe storms will develop across the eastern Plains and Mid-Mississippi River Valley on Wednesday:

    Damaging winds and large hail are likely, with  tornadoes also  possible.

    And, Tropical Storm Kate is northeast of the Bahamas, and will not impact the U.S. or Bermuda as it moves into the open Atlantic.

    Hope your week is going well so far.  Be safe if you live in the areas affected by this serious storm system.


  • Rain and snow for the West

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi All!

    We had a great time in DFW for the MS Society’s Leadership Conference this week.  I also got to visit our affiliate Good Day Fox 4 and do an interview with Lauren Przbyl on their morning show.  They made me feel right at home.

    Back to work with rain in the forecast from the Northwest down into Southern California and then into the Rockies and High Plains Monday.  Snow will develop over the higher elevations with the heaviest across the Northern Rockies and the Sierra Range:

    A frontal boundary is moving slowly through the Southeast bringing the chance of showers and thunderstorms with the heaviest rainfall expected from southeast Louisiana to southwest Georgia. 1 to 2 inches of rainfall is expected with locally heavier amounts possible.

    And temperatures are 10-20 degrees above average across the Plains today:

    Not a bad day for much of the U.S. as we start the new workweek.

    Hope you all had a great weekend.


  • Texas here I come!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi All!

    It’s been a crazy last few weeks of activities.  I’m off to Fort Worth, Texas this week to emcee the 2015 MS Society Leadership Conference.   I’ll be back Sunday with an update and some pictures.  You can follow me on Facebook twitter or Instagram for more details too.

    Here’s a picture from a few weeks ago at the CanDoMS event here in NYC.

    Have a great rest of the week, and I’ll talk to you Sunday.


  • More heavy rain for Texas

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    Hope you all had a wonderful Halloween!  We had a great time in our costumes roaming around the neighborhood.  Here’s a picture of my two little superheros (and a scary witch you may  recognize!)

    It’s another busy weekend of weather news.  The area of low pressure that brought more heavy rain across Texas and the Gulf Coast states continues across the lower MS Valley and Deep South.

    Showers and thunderstorms will persist across this area moving into the Mid Atlantic tomorrow.  We could see some isolated severe storms over this region:

    Across the west, several storms will make their way inland this week.

    Snow will fall across the Higher Elevations of the Sierras, Northern Cascades and Northern Rockies. Flash flooding will be possible for western Washington and northwest Oregon through Monday.

    Finally, Cyclone Chapala became the strongest tropical system so far south in the Arabian Sea on record and may make an extremely rare landfall at hurricane strength along the coast of Yemen Monday or Tuesday.

    This region could get a year’s worth of rainfall in just a matter of hours which could be devastating and catastrophic.

    We’ll keep you updated.


about this blog

  • Janice Dean joined FOX News Channel in January 2004 and currently serves as Senior meteorologist. She is a member of the American Meteorological Society and was awarded the AMS Seal of Approval in 2009. Dean is the author of the forthcoming children's book, "Freddy the Frogcaster" (Regnery Kids) which will be published in August. You can also follow Janice on Twitter.