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  • More heavy rain for the West Coast, and Best in Show!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone!  Happy Wednesday.  If you’re up early, join us for Fox and Friends– I visited the Westminster Kennel Club 141st Best in Show last night, and interviewed the winning dog (and her owner and trainer) Rumor the German Shepherd.  It was so much fun and I can’t wait to take you inside this incredible event.

    Ok – back to weather.   We’ve got storm affecting both coasts over the next few days.  Heavy snow will develop over parts of the Great Lakes and Northeast through Thursday.

    The same storm that brought severe weather across Texas yesterday and the Gulf Coast will threaten parts of Florida and Georgia today:

    Winter weather advisories are posted across the region into New England.

    Meanwhile, the West will get another big round of heavy rain and snow from Washington State down into southern California.

    Several inches of rain will cause flooding concerns along the coast – including the city of Ornoville where we have a dam that’s being watched very carefully for a possible breach.

    We’ll monitor this story over the next few days.  The good news is the drought across the West is being erased, but the flooding, mudslides, rockslide concerns will be ongoing.

    I hope you will join us for Fox and Friends today!  So excited to introduce you to the winning dog Rumor the German Shepherd.


  • Another storm for the Northeast and the Southwest

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone!  Hope you had a great weekend.  We have another strong coastal storm bringing significant snow to New England with blizzard conditions in Maine:

    This system is also bringing strong winds to the Mid Atlantic up into the  Northeast affecting the cities of DC, Philadelphia, NYC and Boston with gusts of 60 mph possible.

    Meanwhile, rain and mountain snow is covering the southwest including Arizona and Texas thanks to an upper level low over northern Mexico.

    Winter storm advisories are up in advance of the system, and flooding will be a concern for Texas and the Gulf Coast as the storm moves east this week.

    Here’s a look at your daytime highs today:

    Hope to see you on Fox and Friends starting at 6am!


  • Storms on both coasts bring big impacts

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone.  There’s a whole lot going on today, so let’s get to it!

    A coastal storm is strengthening right now bringing significant impacts from the Midatlantic to New England through the day:

    We had record breaking warmth yesterday in the Northeast, and now temperatures are dropping by 20-30 degrees!

    Heavy snow and dangerous travel will impact the major cities along the 1-95 corridor from Philly to New York up into Boston through the day.

    Winter storm warnings are posted where 6-10 inches of snow will pile up with some areas receiving more than a foot depending on where the heaviest bands set up.

    Blizzard warnings are in effect for parts of long Island and coastal New England where winds will gust upwards of 35 miles per hour for several hours.  Travel will be difficult if not impossible.

    Meanwhile, a strong storm off the Pacific will bring heavy rain and mountain snow to the region.

    Winter storm warnings and flood watches and warnings are in place down into Central California up into Washington state:

    We’ll keep you up to date through the day.  I hope you will tune in to Fox and Friends this morning and Fox and Friends First.  Be safe all!


  • Big winter storm moves into the Northeast

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    We had a terrible tornado outbreak yesterday across Louisiana and Mississippi including the city of New Orleans.

    A state of emergency is in place with incredible destruction from at least 7 tornadoes reported. Today is a quieter day in terms of severe weather, but we’re now watching a coastal storm that will impact the Northeast starting tonight.

    The system will form overnight off the coast and bring significant impacts from the MidAtlantic to New England through much of  Thursday.  Winter storm warnings are up for millions of people from Philadelphia to Boston:

    The potential exists for heavy snow and dangerous travel conditions including the major interstate 95 cities.  We are forecasting a wide swath of 6-10 inches for millions of people.

    The worst of the snow will be during tomorrow’s rush hour.  Be prepared for delays, cancellations and difficult if not impossible travel.

    Also want to make mention that the Northeast isn’t the only spot receiving big snow.  The West will get pounded again with inches of rain and feet of snow over the next few days:

    Be safe everyone!  I’ll have another update tomorrow morning.  See you on Fox and Friends…


  • Happy Monday!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone

    Sorry it’s been awhile – we had a busy week with Groundhog Day and then it was Houston for the Superbowl!   What a game last night.  I think a lot of us will be putting our heads down and trying to nap a bit on our desks this afternoon.   Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.

    It’s hard to believe it’s February already.   We’ve got another big round of heavy rain and mountain snow across the West over the next few days.

    Several inches of rain will fall along the coast and feet of snow will pile up in the mountains.

    A new storm will bring rain and thunderstorms for the eastern U.S. tomorrow.  We could see a little bit of severe weather with this system for the southeast:

    And near record warmth will be the story across parts of the Plains and Mid atlantic midweek:

    Have a great day everyone!  Hope you will tune in for Fox and Friends this morning to see the highlights of our Houston Superbowl trip…


  • Quiet weather continues, and a big honor this week!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone.   Hope you had a great weekend.  Weather has been pretty tame, and will remain fairly quiet this week.  We do have a series of weak storms pushing across the Midwest, Great Lakes and Northeast.

    Snow will be relatively light except areas east of the Great Lakes and in parts of the Appalachians.

    Meanwhile,  the Northwest will see some light rain and snow to begin the week…

    Here’s a peek at things Nationally:

    And finally, I have an exciting week this week.  I am being honored as this year’s Meteorology Hall of Fame Inductee in Punxsutawney Pennsylvania!

    We’re taking the whole family this week to visit this world famous home of Punxsutawney Phil. The ceremony is Wednesday, and we will be on location for Groundhog Day on Thursday.

    If you’d like more info you can head HERE

    Hope you will tune in and join me on Fox and Friends to see all the fun and festivities.  Have a wonderful week everyone!


  • Quieter weather for the weekend...

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone.  Happy Friday!  I’ve got some pretty good weather news heading into the weekend with much calmer weather for much of the country — just a couple of exceptions:

    Lake effect snow will still be an issue for areas east of Erie and Ontario.

    Across the west, offshore winds will gust up to 70 mphs bringing the wildfire danger risk up.

    Colder temperatures will move in for much of the country but we’re not talking about an arctic outbreak.

    Here’s a look at your Friday headlines:

    Have a great weekend everyone!  See you on Fox and Friends…


  • A quieter weather pattern coming!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone!

    Happy Wednesday.   There is some good news ahead for those who are “weather weary”.   We’ve got a system moving across the central U.S is bringing snow across the Plains through the great lakes:

    Winter weather advisories are up from south Dakota through Minnesota and Wisconsin.

    The storm will then move across the Northeast bringing some rain, snow and sleet through Thursday:

    The West will begin to dry out with a quieter weather pattern setting up for much of the country.

    Here’s a look at your daytime highs today:

    As we get into the weekend, things will be a little less active across the country in terms of big winter storms.  I’ll take it!

    Have a great day all.  See you on Fox and Friends!


  • Deadly tornadoes, a Nor'Easter, and more storms for the West

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hello everyone.  Hope you’re all doing well — We had a devastating weekend across the South with over two dozen tornadoes, 19 deaths and incredible damage across 5 states.

    A lot of people are asking if it’s odd that we are seeing this amount of severe weather in January, but it does happen.  We’ve had unseasonably mild weather across the east coast, a very strong jet stream bringing the upper level winds and a lot of abundant moisture from the Gulf.   The pictures are heartbreaking, and your prayers are needed for those who are literally picking up the pieces this morning.

    Watching our Nor’easter today which will bring the threat for flooding rain, an icy mix, heavy snow and strong winds to much of the Eastern Seaboard.

    A  prolonged period of strong winds will bring  in coastal flooding for the Mid-Atlantic  up into New England.

    Meanwhile, unsettled weather continues across the West with heavy rain for California and big snow for the Sierra.

    Flooding, mudslides, rockslides and avalanche danger will continue to be an ongoing concern.

    A lot going on– I hope you will tune into Fox and Friends to keep up to date with the latest.  Have a safe Monday everyone!


  • Several storms hit the West, a rainy Inauguration Friday

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone!

    I hope you will tune into Fox and Friends this morning — we have a wonderful young man named Charlie Warren that will be doing weather with me.  He’s from Liberty, North Carolina and became a big TV star a couple of weeks ago when he was featured on our Fox affiliate.  You will love him!

    We will have plenty to talk about in the weather department this week.   More rain is in the forecast along a frontal boundary draped from the Northeast back into the Southern Plains.

    The south could see flooding issues and scattered thunderstorms through the week.  Meanwhile, temperatures ahead of the front will be warmer than average:

    While cooler temperatures stay in place behind the boundary.  Our big story heading into the weekend is more strong storms from the Pacific crashing into the west bringing heavy rain and big snow totals in the mountains.

    Flooding, rockslides, mudslides and avalanche danger will once again be elevated.

    And temperatures will be warm for Washington D.C. with rain in the forecast for the Inauguration on Friday in the afternoon.

    It could be a lot worse though – here are the weather extremes going back in history for Inauguration Day:

    That’s all for now.  I’m heading to D.C. with the gang this week, so be sure to tune in!


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.