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  • Northeast will have a winter storm this weekend...

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    Just a quick update on what we’re working on here in the Fox News weather center (including our first big winter storm for the east coast this weekend).

    For now, we’ve got another chilly day for astern half of the country, with afternoon highs from the Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic 10 to 20 degrees below average.  Temperatures will begin to moderate later this week.

    A system moving across the Mid-Mississippi River and Tennessee River Valleys will spread a wintry mix of snow and rain across the region into tomorrow.

    Winter Weather Advisories and a small area of Winter Storm Watches are posted.  Most snowfall will be in the 3-6″ range, with isolated higher amounts.

    And so far there’s no major changes to the potential for a Friday night-Saturday night large snowstorm across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

    Multiple models continue indicating heavy snowfall from a coastal low, but there is still plenty of room and time for forecast track, timing, and intensity changes.

    So stay tuned!


  • Potential big snowstorm for the Northeast Friday/Saturday

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone

    Just a heads up if you live in the Northeast,  Friday night through Saturday we’ll be monitoring the potential for a heavy snow event from the coastal Mid-Atlantic through New England.  It’s far to early to make a confident or precise forecast, but several computer models are indicating a significant storm over the east coast.  Stay tuned for more details here!

  • A busy weekend of weather

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hello everyone!

    A lot of weather to cover this weekend.  We’ve got a quick moving nor’easter that will bring rain and gusty winds along the coast.  Rain will then turn into snow later this afternoon/tonight for New England where 4-8 inches of snow is forecast for central and Northern New England.   Snow will spread across the Ohio Valley into the Central Appalachians with 1-4 inch amounts.  Lake effect snow will continue with some areas getting more than a foot for Upper Michigan.  Here are some of the forecast totals through Tuesday:

    Arctic air drops into the Northern States and Great Lakes.  Wind chill advisories are in place for the High Plains and Upper Midwest.

    A storm brewing in the Western Gulf of Mexico will bring rain along the Gulf.  Parts of Florida could see strong to severe thunderstorms while areas along the coast will see 1-2 inches of rain.

    The West will remain unsettled this week with rain and mountain snow. Northern California and the Sierras have forecast amounts reaching and/or exceeding 6 inches. This area will be at risk for flash flooding.

    If you live in any of these areas, please be careful, and pay close attention to your local weather forecasts.


  • Clipper system across the Great Lakes, unsettled West

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    Happy Tuesday.  Weather is fairly quiet for January with more systems pushing into the West.  Here’s the latest:

    A disturbance swinging across the Great Lakes toward the Northeast will spread scattered snow through these regions and into the Ohio River Valley.

    While most locations can only expect light accumulations if any, typical lake-effect snow regions downwind of the Great Lakes have the potential to see over a foot of snow through tomorrow.  Lake Effect Snow Warnings are posted:

    Behind this disturbance, a quick shot of colder air will move across the Great Lakes and Northeast through tomorrow, then temperatures will moderate by the end of the week, and then rise to above average by the weekend.

    Some rain and snow will spread across the Northwest and Northern California today, ahead of the next system to move in from the Pacific tomorrow, which will bring heavier rain and snow onWednesday.

    That’s it from here.  Hope you guys are all having a great week!


  • Tough travel for the Midsection this weekend

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning all!  Happy weekend.

    We’ve got a few things to cover in the weather department…

    A storm system moving across the Central US will bring a band of moderate to heavy snow (2-5 inches) over the Mid Mississippi Valley.  Meanwhile, heavier amounts (5-10) will fall over parts of the Great Lakes.

    A very cold air mass will move in behind the system bringing temperatures 10-20 degrees below average.

    Across the “warm” part of this storm heavy rain is expected from the Gulf Coast to the Ohio Valley, Mid Atlantic and Northeast tomorrow. There is also the chance of a mix of sleet and freezing rain between the cold and warm air.

    We’re also watching the next lineup of storms to move into the Western states this week.  Great news for the drought, but short term, flooding, mudslides and rough travel will be concerns.

    I’m in for Rick tomorrow morning on Fox and Friends if you’re up early, drop by and say Hi!

    Have a wonderful weekend.


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.