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  • Fire and Flood watches, and an eye on the Tropics!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone

    A quick Monday weather update for you:

    Critical fire weather conditions continue across southern California.

    Red Flag Warnings and Heat Advisories are in effect.   Meanwhile, heavy rain is forecast in parts of Texas with flash flood watches in effect.

    Cool and mostly dry conditions will prevail across much of the central U.S.

    And in the tropics, a  wave in the Atlantic will likely organize into a depression or storm later this week near the Lesser Antilles.

    The Caribbean and U.S will have to monitor this system later this week.

    Enjoy the day everyone.  I’m loving these fall temperatures here in the Northeast!

    JD

  • Team Bream and Dean!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi All

    Sorry for the delay.  I was in DC for a few days with my good friend Shannon Bream!  I will have a full update on what’s happening in the world of weather tomorrow.  It finally feels like fall in the Northeast, and we could have something to monitor in the Caribbean this week.   Hope you had a great weekend!

    JD

    JD

  • Weekend weather update

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    Hope you’re all enjoying your weekend.  There’s a few things to keep you up to date on as we head into the next five days — including some warm temperatures for much of the country.

    First up:  A slow moving cold front will bring showers and thunderstorms from the Lower Mississippi Valley to the Great Lakes and Northeast.  Locally heavy rain will be possible.

    Scattered severe storms will be possible across the Southern and Central Plains with large hail and damaging winds primarily.

    Warmer than average temperatures will move in for much of the country this week with exception to the Northwest where showers and clouds will keep temperatures slightly below average.

    Tropical depression Julia is hanging off the southeast coast bringing mainly big waves and rough beach conditions.

    Tropical Storm Karl in the Atlantic is expected to strengthen as it moves west and then Northwest later this week.

    It doesn’t appear that Karl will affect the U.S, but Bermuda needs to monitor this system.

    And Typhoon Malakas is moving Northeast of Taiwan and will eventually move into Japan as a tropical storm midweek.

    We’ll continue to watch all of these stories.  Have a great weekend everyone!

    JD

  • Tropical Storm Julia and an update on Typhoon Meranti

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Interestingly enough, yesterday I mentioned there wasn’t much happening in the Atlantic – at least nothing that would affect us here in the U.S.  Boy, was I wrong!

    For the first time on record, the National Hurricane Center has initiated advisories for a tropical storm over land:

    Tropical Storm Julia has formed with the center approximately 60 miles north of Jacksonville, Florida.

    The system is a minimal 40mph storm, but will weaken to a Tropical Depression later today.  The primary threats are flooding across Georgia and South Carolina due to 3-6″+ (isolated 10″) of rain, and there is also the possibility of an isolated weak tornado across coastal Georgia and South Carolina.

    Meanwhile,  Tropical Storm Ian poses no threat to the U.S. or any land as it moves through the Central Atlantic.

    The northern eyewall of Super Typhoon Meranti passed just south of the southern tip of Taiwan overnight, with 190mph sustained winds.

    Some weakening has already occurred, but Meranti will still make landfall in China over the next 8-12 hours as a very dangerous typhoon.  In addition to the wind threat, flooding from rainfall is a concern.

    Have a great rest of the week.  Another update this weekend.

    JD

  • Super Typhoon Meranti

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone

    A quick update on the tropics this week:

    Tropical Storm Ian formed yesterday in the Central Atlantic, but will remain in the open ocean and not impact the U.S. or land.

    Meanwhile, we’ve got an extremely dangerous Super Typhoon approaching southern Taiwan.  The center of Meranti will brush the far southern end of the island over the next 24 hours, then will make landfall in  China in 36-48 hours.

    Meranti is forecast to weaken significantly before reaching China, but remain a hurricane.

    We’ll keep you up to date on this developing story.  Hope you’re all doing great.

    JD

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.