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  • Severe weather outbreak through Monday!

    Hi everyone.

    Want to get right to the severe weather that is expected over the weekend and into Monday.

    We’ve got a very powerful storm moving out of the Rockies that will bring large hail, damaging winds and perhaps many destructive tornadoes from North Texas to Western Minnesota.  Tonight  through the overnight Western Oklahoma into Southwest Nebraska needs to be particularly alert for dangerous storms.

    Tomorrow the risk moves east with cities like Oklahoma City Wichita and Kansas City in the bullseye for tornadoes. 

    Monday the system pushes into the Great Lakes and Ohio valley. 

    Also keep in mind a lot of these storms will fire up in the overnight hours when it’s dark and people are sleeping, so if you live in any of these areas, please keep alert, and have your NOAA weather radios on.

    This could be a very dangerous and life threatening weather event, so cities across the Plains and Midwest need to pay close attention to the watches and warnings over the next 72 hours.

    We’ll keep you up to date with the latest watches and warnings through the storms, but also be listening to your local weather stations and the National Weather Service.

    Be safe all!



I can't imagine how a EF5 tornado could do any more damage then the EF4 did yesterday. I feel so bad for everyone there.

May 21, 2013 at 11:07 am

David Thompson

There is a way to protect children in schools from tornados, but it's sad that it was not ready in time for Oklahoma. There is a folding storm shelter that fits behind a chalkboard, at the front of a classroom, and deploys in just seconds. The Hide-Away™ shelter folds to within 17" of the wall and can hold an entire classroom of students and withstands an F5 tornado. See video at staying Production is just ramping up now. More people need to know about this.

May 20, 2013 at 9:57 pm

A.J. De Young

So sad the pictures from Oklahoma, going to be a lot of sad stories, hope Dolores all your family stays safe and PJ hope you are safe, stay on watch you guys and prayers are with all those hurting in Oklahoma, JD you are doing a great job, you look so pretty, Fox team as always is doing a A+ job for us.AJ

May 20, 2013 at 7:39 pm


Hi all watching the TV and it is soooo sad. Please be safe all. Texas is now under a watch. Stay safe!! PJ

May 20, 2013 at 5:28 pm


Moore & Newcastle just got hit, I have family in both. Warnings just came into Tulsa where I am. A lot of good people live here and most of us have been here for generations {own family 1850, Ind.Territory.} Some of the things being said on TV are condescending,We live here because it's our HOME.

May 20, 2013 at 5:08 pm


Hi bloggers.Edmond got hit with 3 Tornadoes yesterday.All were a few mniles from me.Several house were damaged,but no deaths.Shawnee and Carney and some other small towns were hit hard,one Trailer Pard completely gone.More of the same this afternoon and tonight. Everyone stay safe.Right now it is partly sunny and very humid and 80.Dolores

May 20, 2013 at 2:23 pm


Dolores glad you and your family are oK. Hope all are well and safe. Been watching the news about them and it was so sad and crazy. Stay safe. PJ

May 20, 2013 at 8:51 am

Margie Gacki

Dolores, I'm so glad you are safe. I've been thinking about you as I watch the coverage of the tornadoes. I hope there aren't any more tornadoes tonight or tomorrow. Take care and God bless. Margie

May 19, 2013 at 10:25 pm


Hi,there bloggers.Thanks A.J.for your concerns.Edmond did get a Tornado,about a couple miles from me.I do not know what kind of damage was done.The town of Shawnee was almost leveled and one person was killed.More of the same tomorrow.No electricity for almost 3 hrs. Never get used to it.Hope everyone is safe,take care,Dolores

May 19, 2013 at 10:02 pm

A.J. De Young

Sam I have also been watching Janice, she is back from her holiday and lately she has been in on weekends, but I am so worried about our blogger Dolores, I think she lives in Edmond, Ok and they got hit bad and hope she and her family will all be safe, we will all be saying our prayers for you Dolores and anyone else in the path of this monster..nice in CA..though the Powerball could have made it nicer.AJ

May 19, 2013 at 7:33 pm


I thought Janice was taking a couple of days off prior to Memorial Day. She has been all over the tube today giving weather alerts. 55 degrees here on the WA coast and overcast. I checked my mud hole of a garden this AM and it is still too wet to work. All my starts are on hand, all I need is a couple warm sunny days. Take care all, be safe. Muggy? I was on an audit trip to Hebronville, TX once. At 8am it was foggy and 80 degrees. Nice folks down there!!

May 19, 2013 at 6:35 pm


Were is everyone!?! Hi all from a very sticky, muggy, drippy 78 Dallas. So far all bad weather has missed us, but in Texas you are always on alert. Hope all had a great weekend. Be safe and well. PJ

May 19, 2013 at 11:32 am

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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.