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Janice Dean

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  • Sunday weather

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone.  Happy Sunday.  Hope you all had a great weekend.

    If you live in the Northwest, you’ve seen some pretty wicked weather the last few days with several storms moving inland, hurricane force winds along the coast, heavy rain and higher elevation show.  The worst of the weather will subside as we head into the new workweek.

    Showers and thunderstorms will pop up from the Upper Midwest into the Northeast.   And we have an area to watch across Florida that has a low chance of developing into something tropical, but in the meantime will bring some showers and thunderstorms to south Florida.

    And a last gasp of summer for the Central and Eastern U.S for the next few days with daytime highs 10-20 degrees above average.   Enjoy it while you can!

    Warm air will spread east into the Ohio Valley, Midatlantic and Northeast tomorrow and Tuesday.

    I’m going to be off for a few days, but I’ll be back Friday with your weekend update!


  • Big storms in the Northwest

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Happy Friday everyone!

    We’ve got some changes going on across the U.S. this weekend.   First up:  Hurricane Nicole is leaving Bermuda.

    The storm crossed over the Island yesterday as a Cat 3 storm with winds of 120 mph.  Thankfully it is racing to the Northeast now away from land.

    A series of strong storm systems will impact the West Coast through the weekend:

    The potential for heavy rain, snow and high winds will stretch across the Pacific Northwest and northern California.

    Above average temperatures of 5-15 degrees will spread across the central U.S.

    While scattered storms are possible from the Southern Plains to the lower Mississippi Valley.  Showers and thunderstorms will also pop up across portions of the Great Lakes on Saturday.

    Have a wonderful weekend everyone!


    The Mid-Atlantic and Northeast will see dry conditions but cooler weather through Sunday.

  • Matthew leaves a flooding disaster in many communities

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Clean up and rescue efforts continue across North and South Carolina today even though Matthew has left the coastline.  This is the costliest storm since Superstorm Sandy for the U.S.  and the flooding is still happening across this area:

    It sometimes takes many days if not weeks to comprehend the scope of damage and destruction from storms like Matthew.  Prayers and thoughts to all those who were affected by this hurricane.

    Across the rest of the U.S. we are starting to see some more winter-like storms.   A system moving through the Northern Rockies and into the Dakotas will bring rain and snow to the region:

    And we’re not done with the tropics.  Nicole will threaten Bermuda later on this week as perhaps a Cat 2 storm:

    Hope you’re all doing well.  I’ll have another update on the flooding and Nicole on Friday.


  • Hurricane Matthew finally begins to weaken

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist
    Hi All.  It’s been a busy week following the path of Hurricane Matthew.  Here’s the latest:
    Hurricane Matthew’s eyewall continues to scrape the Carolina coast line with high winds and major storm surge flooding.
    Hilton Head, South Carolina measured a wind gust of 83 mph.  Tybee Island, Georgia has recently reported an 80 mph wind gust.  Here’s a list of some of the most powerful winds recorded:
    Isolated tornadoes are also possible in parts of southeast Georgia and coastal South Carolina early Saturday morning.
    We should see the storm move offshore of the Coastal Carolinas tomorrow, and there is a chance for Matthew to recurve toward the coast,  but it will be a much weaker storms.
    In the meantime, strong winds, storm surge and flash flooding will be huge threats over the next 48 hours:

    Prayers to all those who have been affected by this deadly storm.  We will all be glad when Matthew leaves the coastline.


  • Tough forecast for Hurricane Matthew

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone.  Here’s your Wednesday morning update on Hurricane Matthew:

    The Category 3 storm is moving away from Eastern Cuba and will strike the Bahamas today and tonight.

    Matthew is likely to have big impacts along the Southeast U.S. coast.  A hurricane warning has been issued for the east coast of Florida from Golden Beach, Florida, to Sebastian Inlet in Florida.

    A hurricane watch has also been issued north of Sebastian Inlet to the Flagler/Volusia county line in Florida. This includes Orlando, Florida.

    Matthew is forecast to strengthen again back to Cat 4 status as it moves through the Bahamas with the threat of a a storm surge of 10-15 feet.  Here’s a look at two of our reliable computer model forecasts:

    We are still forecasting a close call for the center of Matthew along Southeast coast, from Florida to North Carolina.  Florida will start to feel impacts tomorrow possibly through the weekend.

    How bad Matthew gets along the shoreline will depend on how close the center of Matthew moves near the southeastern states.

    It’s not out of the question to have hurricane-force winds coming ashore on the Florida East Coast.

    This is going to be a tough forecast in the next few days.  Any movement towards or away from the coast could mean the difference from a glancing blow to a direct hit.  We will continue to watch it, but if you live along the southeast coast, please pay close attention to your local officials and weather updates.


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.