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  • High Fire Danger and Tropical Storm Erika needs to be monitored...

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!  A couple of big weather stories we’re following today…

    Low humidity, warm temperatures, and dry lightning will keep fire conditions elevated across the Northern Rockies and Northwest through the end of the week.   Smoke in the region is also causing poor air quality.  The Pacific Northwest will see an increase in humidity and some rainfall this weekend.

    A few isolated strong storms are possible across New England today.  Damaging winds are the primary threat.

    While Danny dissipated yesterday, Tropical Storm Erika has formed about 750 miles east of the Lesser Antilles.  Erika will follow a similar path to Danny, with possibly similar harsh environmental conditions as it approaches the Lesser Antilles and Puerto Rico Thursday into Friday.  Confidence on track and intensity is low beyond that point, but the Bahamas will need to monitor Erika over the weekend as some models suggest a stronger system in the region by then.  Other models also indicate Erika dissipating similarly to Danny.  Here’s the track, and we’ll be watching it very carefully this weekend:

  • Watching the tropics this weekend

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone!

    I’m in for Rick this weekend, so if you’re up and at em early, come join us!

    A quick weather update:

    Hurricane Danny is going to weaken into a tropical storm tomorrow and weaken further heading into Monday/Tuesday not affecting the US.

    The other storm we’re watching is Tropical Depression Kilo and that system might affect Hawaii next week.

    Meanwhile, strong to severe storms with flash flooding is possible over the central US and Upper Midwest.  Large hail and damaging winds are the primary threat, but there could be a few tornadoes as well.

    Below average temperatures will sink in behind the front.  (10-15 degrees below average)

    Showers and thunderstorms will also be in the forecast across the Southeast and the Southwestern US.  The fire danger remains high across the West with warm temperatures and dry conditions.

    Hope you all are doing great!  Talk to you again soon

    JD

  • Wildfires, TD4 and the #PDC button?

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone

    Once again, sorry about the Blog silence last week.  We had some technical issues that couldn’t get resolved right away, but we’re back online.

    In weather news, a front moving through the central U.S. will bring strong to severe storms to the Central Plains and Midwest today.

    Large hail, damaging winds, and a few tornadoes are possible.  Tomorrow the threat shifts to the Ohio River Valley and Great Lakes.

    Fire conditions remain elevated across much of the West today.

    Low humidity, gusty winds, and hot temperatures continue through midweek.  We do have a trough that will push in on Friday which will lower temperatures, but the area remains moisture starved for the foreseeable future.

    And it remains incredibly hot across the Southwest with excessive Heat Warnings remaining in effect.

    Meanwhile, our 4th tropical depression has formed in the Atlantic and will approach the Lesser Antilles in 7 days or so.  Something we’ll have to watch as we are heading into peak hurricane season.

    And incase you missed it yesterday, my friend Gretchen Carlson and I found out there’s a “Profanity Delayed Control Button” in our control room.  Check it out HERE

    JD

  • Blog issues

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi All!

    I had some issues with the Blog over the last few day.  It’s up and running now, and I promise to have a new post up shortly.  Sorry for the inconvenience!

    JD

  • Wildfire danger, heat and Hilda

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Happy Monday All,

    And just for the record, reading all of your comments, you are all GORGEOUS, certainly beautiful inside and out.   You guys made me laugh.

    Ok let’s get this week off and running.  Unfortunately we have big time heat and wildfire danger once again to start things off…Heat and humidity will again send heat indices across the Southern Plains and southern Mississippi River Valley into the 105 to 115 degree range.

    Excessive Heat Warnings and Heat Advisories remain posted.

    Temperatures across the region will return closer to average by midweek.   A system moving through the Ohio Valley and Southeast will bring a few isolated strong storms to the region.  Hail and damaging winds are the primary threats.

    Storms across the central and southern Rockies may bring locally heavy downpours and flash flooding, however the areas that really need rain will remain dry and hot.

    Dozens of wildfires are still burning across the West with red flag warnings and fire weather watches in effect:

    And Hurricane Hilda is still going strong in the Pacific.  The storm will weaken later this week and bring the potential for heavy rain to Hawaii.

    Hope you’re week is going great, and you guys continue to look and feel beautiful!  ;)

    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.