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  • Severe weather outbreak likely today

    Hi everyone.  It’s going to be a busy next few days as a very powerful spring-like storm system brings the potential for  dangerous, destructive weather.

    With temperatures running 20-30 degrees above average and plenty of Gulf moisture available, the ingredients are all there for strong to severe storms across the Southern Plains, Mid-and-Lower Mississippi Valleys.   

    Large hail, damaging winds and even tornadoes are expected from eastern Texas to Mississippi and northward to Illinois and Indiana.  The Storm Prediction center has issued a fairly rare (for this time of year) Moderate Risk area for a huge portion of the south, up into the Ohio Valley, where the highest risk of larger, powerful tornadoes exists this evening into the overnight hours.  

    The threat will shift eastward on Wednesday with strong to severe storms possible from Virginia through the Southeast to the Florida Panhandle and Gulf Coast:

    Meanwhile, across the north, temperatures across the Great Lakes are 25-35 degrees above average, but will be dropping significantly as the cold front pushes through the region.   Look at these temperature differences:

    Freezing Rain in the northern Great Lakes and Upper Midwest will transition to snow as the front approaches.   

    And finally, a system dropping through the Intermountain West and Rockies will bring mountain snow and valley rain to the region.  Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories are widespread.

    I’ll be working through Fox Report tonight to bring you the very latest in watches and warnings.   Please be safe if you live in any of the above mentioned regions!

    JD

kayjay

Janice, Why do we always get yesterday's weather? It's Thurs. and all I see is Tuesday's weather forecast for Wed.ie: Yesterday,and yes it was windy and rainy.

January 31, 2013 at 9:35 am

Joni

We are flooding here in the Blue Ridge it is a mess!!!!

January 30, 2013 at 8:39 pm

Margie Gacki

Good grief. You never know what kinds of stupid comments people will make on this blog. (I'm not talking about our regular bloggers.) Just thought I'd check in to cover up the "doctor's" comment. I hope all the regular bloggers are safe and sound. Don, your blogging friends are praying for you. We got up to 63 today. I couldn't really enjoy it though, because I was home sick and didn't get outside. Take care, everyone. Margie

January 30, 2013 at 12:12 am

DoninRichmond

I'm back from Hopkins for a few days. The doctor wants to have another doctor look at the CD rom showing the blockage. I have to call him back Friday. He wants to know if this other doctor will be able to remove the blockage by a laser. If not, my doctor will operate and to quote him "it will me a messy surgery" I asked why they couldn't take my cells and grow a new ureter. He told me they are working on that at Hopkins and have done it on a couple dogs so far. Going back next week.

January 29, 2013 at 8:33 pm

Gwen

Blustery and muggy day in MS as well. We're just outside of the big red egg on the map, but still in the yellow. Hope our weather won't be too bad...it always seems to hit us during the night. Prayers for our friend, Don, that all goes well and he's soon feeling much better. Dolores, your menu sounds delicious. Y'all hunker down...it may be a rough night in the South. Talk to y'all later! Gwen :)

January 29, 2013 at 4:18 pm

DoloresFromOK

Hey to all bloggers.Prayers are with Don,and God is by his side. Well we finally got a pretty good amount of rain in OK.Cloudy and cool,and rain here and there.Love the rainy,cloudy day.Birthday dinner was busy.2 little greats,so fun.Corbin is walking and looks so sweet.Had great food,Comfort food,mac and cheese(homemade) and a great meat meatloaf.and I made cabbage rolls(Polish style),ceasar salad and apple pie and Coconut cream pie,my favorite and wonderful hot rolls.Hope all are well.Dolores

January 29, 2013 at 3:41 pm

PJ

Hi all from a windy Texas. Today Don goes to Hopkins so please send all your prays his way. Hope all are well and safe. JD don't don't forget to eat while you are working over time to keep all of us informed. Hope all have a great day. PJ

January 29, 2013 at 2:48 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.