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Janice Dean

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  • Tropical Storm Bonnie?

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone.  Happy weekend!  Freddy the Frogcaster and Sally Croaker are back to help me with my forecasting (frogcasting) for the blog. :)

    Of course, the big weather story  is the tropical depression that is forecast to strengthen into Tropical Storm Bonnie possibly later today.

    Regardless of development, heavy rain and gusty winds will be ongoing across potions of the southeastern US.

    High surf and rip currents will be dangerous this holiday weekend along the coast and isolated flash flooding will be possible over parts of the Carolinas and Virginia.

    It’s not going to be the greatest long weekend along the east coast as the moisture gets spread out along the eastern U.S especially Monday.

    Meanwhile, the threat of strong to severe storms will also be ongoing across the Central US which means the risk of strong winds, large hail, heavy rain with possible flooding and isolated tornadoes.

    Despite the weather, I hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.  Thanks to all those who serve past, present and future.  We are so grateful and honor your dedication.

    JD

  • Hurricane Outlook and watching the Southeast coast!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    I’ll have a more detailed outlook of potential tropical trouble this weekend, but for now, we’re watching an area of disturbed weather off the southeast coast that could develop over the next few hours/days:

    Also worth mentioning: The National Hurricane Center issued their hurricane outlook today, so here’s a look at those numbers as well (with Freddy the Frogcaster presenting!)

    Have a great weekend.  I will update you tomorrow afternoon,

    JD

  • Freddy the Frogcaster's outlook for severe storms!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi All!

    We’re in for strong to severe storms all week across the Plains.  We’ve had 38 reports of tornadoes in the last 48 hours along with over 100 reports of hail and damaging winds:

    Severe storms will develop across the Plains this evening into the overnight, with the best chance of large hail, damaging winds, and tornadoes across the Texas/Oklahoma Panhandles into western Texas.

    Freddy the Frogcaster has been studying his weather maps along with his pal Sally Croaker and the Storm Prediction Center, and has issued these areas of concern:

    What do you think?  Freddy and his team at the Frog News Network want to make sure everyone – frogs and humans are weather ready!

    Also – locally heavy rain may also cause flooding over the Central Plains over the next few days:

    Meanwhile, a system over the West will keep rain and high-elevation snow scattered across the region over the next several days.

    Be safe everyone!

    JD and Freddy

  • Several storms put a damper on the weekend

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Happy weekend everyone.

    Many states will see the chance of storms over the next few days.  We’ve got a system across the Ohio Valley that will strengthen offshore.

    This will bring rain, heavy at times from the Lower Great Lakes and into the Midatlantic.    Rain will also dampen plans over the Northeast and New England.

    Another strong system developing over the West Coast will move in bringing rain and mountain snow and then bring showers and thunderstorms over the Northern Rockies and Plains.

    The threat for strong to severe storms will be ongoing this weekend across the Central and southern plains with large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes.

    So make sure you’re weather aware if you live in any of the above mentioned spots.  Hope you’re all doing great (despite the grumpy weather across many areas!)

    Talk to you all next week,

    JD

  • Texas in line for more severe weather and flooding

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    How’s your week so far?  Our friends in Texas are having a tough time with some ongoing rough weather this week.   The threat for strong to severe storms and flooding continues with the strongest storms across central and southern Texas with large hail, damaging winds, and some tornadoes:

    The active pattern across the Texas and the Gulf Coast will keep heavy rain across the region through the end of the week.  Flash flooding will continue to be a concern.

    We will certainly keep you up to date.  Have a wonderful rest of the week and I’ll check back in to give you your weekend forecast!

    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.