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  • Tornado outbreak likely across the Plains today

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone

    We’re watching the threat for severe weather today including tornadoes as a storm moves out of the Rockies and into the Plains states:

    The best chance for large hail, damaging winds, and potentially violent, long-track tornadoes will be across northern Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and southeastern Nebraska.  Wednesday a diminished severe threat will shift eastward.  We’ll be watching this potentially damaging system throughout the day today, overnight and into tomorrow.

    A big voting day for Primary states across the Northeast.  There will be unsettled weather as a front brings scattered showers and storms to the region throughout the day.

    A few isolated stronger storms are possible across Pennsylvania and Maryland, but most storms should remain below severe limits.

    Hope you’re all doing well.  We will keep you updated on the potential severe weather outbreak throughout the day and into Wednesday.  Be safe and weather aware if you live in any of these regions.

    JD

  • The threat for flooding continues across Texas

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone

    What a horrible situation for our friends in southeast Texas.  The record breaking floods claimed lives and ruined homes yesterday.  In some areas, 2-3 inches of rain an hour made it impossible to travel or get to work or school.  A lot of these totals happened within just a few hours:

    Flash flood watches and warnings remain posted across southeastern Texas today and from the Texas/Oklahoma border into central Oklahoma due to yesterday’s heavy rainfall.

    Today the heavier rainfall will be concentrated across far southeastern Texas, and across much of Louisiana into Arkansas.

    Thunderstorms tomorrow could bring more heavy downpours to the region.

    In other news, my brand new Freddy book is coming this Monday the 25th, and we’re heading on tour with it.  I will keep you posted on dates and places as we get closer.  I’ll have a whole bunch of kids with me on Fox and Friends on Monday bright and early, so I hope you can join us!

    JD

  • Heavy snow, flooding and severe storms through the weekend

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Happy Weekend everyone!

    We have a lot of weather happening across the Central U.S this weekend with snow, flooding threats and strong to severe storms.

    This system across the Plains will bring showers and thunderstorms today including severe weather for the next three days.

    It’s a slow mover, so we can expect heavy rain s and flooding concerns through Monday:

    And, it will be cold enough for snow across the Rockies, Front Range and foothills.  Heavy snowfall will be possible even across the lower elevations.

    Meanwhile, in the good news department, mostly dry and mild conditions will make people happy from the Mid-Atlantic to the Northeast.   Afternoon temperatures are expected to be near or above average. Woohoo!

    We’ll keep you up to date all weekend long.  Stay safe everyone!

  • Strong to severe storms today

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hello everyone.  Happy Monday!

    We have the risk of severe storms from the Southern Plains into the southern Mississippi River Valley.

    The best chance for large hail, damaging winds, and tornadoes will be from eastern Texas and southeast Oklahoma into Arkansas, Louisiana, and western Mississippi.

    Flash flooding will also be a concern across the South where heavier downpours persist.

    Meanwhile, scattered showers and mountain snow will continue across the West.  Additional systems will move into the Northwest through the end of the week.  And we are looking forward to a gradual warm up this week across the East!

    Hope you’re all doing well!

    JD

  • Snow in April...again...

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi All!

    Busy weekend.  I’m in for Rick on Fox and Friends, so if you’re up and at em early, please join us! We had fun today, and you can check out all the pictures on Facebook/twitter/instagram. Tomorrow we’ve got a petting zoo on site, so that should make some interesting television!

    In weather news, temperatures will be well below average this weekend for much of the eastern and central US…bah humbug.

    Rain and snow continues across the Great Lakes to the Ohio Valley and the Northeast U.S.

    Accumulating snow is happening over the central and northern Appalachians.  Gusty winds over 30 mph are possible, which when combined with wet snow on trees and power lines, could bring some isolated power outages.

    Meanwhile, across the West a storm will bring much needed rain for Southern California as well as some higher elevations snow:

    Have a great weekend everyone!  Hope to see you tomorrow on Fox and Friends weekend.

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.