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  • Heartbreak across the Heartland

    As I’m sure you’ve all seen from the damage being reported on television, a devastating tornado outbreak has hit the Plains and Midwest with 16 reports of tornadoes so far.  Hundreds of homes and business have been damaged or destroyed and unfortunately many deaths are being reported due to this outbreak overnight. 

    Tornado watches will remain in effect for this afternoon and this evening for states along the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys.  The greatest threat for severe storms will move into Kentucky, Tennessee as well as Northern portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia.

    Another possible severe weather outbreak is possible across the same areas on Friday, so folks need to be paying close attention to their local weather forecasts, and of course, we’ll keep folks up to date from the Fox Weather Center:

    On the cold side of this storm, heavy snow will fall across parts of the Upper Midwest, Great Lakes and Northeast tonight and tomorrow.  Some areas could get hit with 8-10 inches of snow especially across mountains of New England.

    We’ll keep you up to date from here.  Be careful everyone!

    JD

Gwen

RIP, Davy Jones! You were such a part of my teen years. I was too young (12) when The Beatles came on the scene. The Monkees first hit in 1966, shortly after my Dad had unexpectedly passed away from a heart attack in March of that year. They (particularly Davy) made life a bit more bearable for a very sad little 14-year old girl. Though my interest moved quickly to other bands (3-Dog Night, Grand Funk Railroad, Allman Brothers), The Monkees were my first. You, Davy, are fondly remembered.

March 1, 2012 at 10:53 am

Gwen

Such devastation in these tornado areas! It tracked north of us last night, so more damage in the TN area. Even when you're expecting bad weather, tornadoes can catch you so off guard. Our kids live in mobile homes (very nice, double-wide mobile homes...but still mobile homes). They usually come to our house when the storms are expected. But a direct hit on a concrete-slab and brick house will cause destruction. Y'all stay safe! Gwen :)

March 1, 2012 at 10:40 am

Margie Gacki

Janice, it's amazing the amount of damage those tornadoes can do. It's sad that so many lost their lives. Hopefully the worst is over. We have more rain that moved in & we've gotten almost 1.5" of rain so far with some thunder & lightning. There's an areal flood watch & a flood warning for a town in West Virginia that's not too far from here. There's water all over the place around here but so far it's not too deep. I work until 9:00 so hopefully things will settle down. Take care, all. Margie

February 29, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Audrey from Indiana

Hi Janice: My heart goes out to all the people that have been effected by the recent tornadoes. My, what devastation. The sad part of these storms, people have so little warning about them, and needless to say many lives are lost. Our prayers go out to all who have been effected. It is very windy here in our area today, and I suppose it is the "aftermath" of those storms. Otherwise, it's sunny and about 60 degrees. Not bad for the 29th of February. Stay safe everyone. Audrey

February 29, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Joni

Hey JD... great coverage!! Clouds rolling over the Blue Ridge Mtns... looks like it is coming our way! Button down the hatches!!

February 29, 2012 at 4:44 pm

GoninRichmond

Terrible

February 29, 2012 at 4:36 pm

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  • 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.