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  • Severe weather possible this Mothers Day weekend

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone

    Sorry for the delay in blog posts.  I was on tour last week visiting schools across the south with Freddy the Frogcaster.  We had an amazing time meeting kids, teachers and families that live in tornado alley.  If you’d like to see pictures, you can visit my twitter, facebook and instagram page. I miss everyone already!    We had great weather for the tour, but that’s changing this weekend with a possible severe weather outbreak.

    A storm coming out of the Rockies will eject into the Plains tapping into warm humid air from the Gulf.  Large hail, damaging winds and possible tornadoes could pop up. Here’s the outlook for today, Sunday and Monday:

    Meanwhile, Heavy snow will pile up across the mountains of Wyoming, Utah and Colorado on the cold side of this storm.

    We’ve also been following the heartbreaking wildfires across Western Canada this week.

    Unfortunately, we don’t have much in the much in the way of weather help  this weekend. A cold front will bring some cooler temperatures over the region but not much moisture:

    Winds will pick up Sunday as the cold front moves in.  We’ll certainly keep an eye on the fires and the upcoming weather in the weeks to come.  Prayers going out to all those who have been affected by these wildfires.  The pictures are devastating.

    I hope you’re all doing well.  Happy Mother’s Day to all my mommies and grandmommies out there.  I can’t wait to spend the day with my boys tomorrow.  Talk to you again on Monday!


  • 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.


  • 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!


  • 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!


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.