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  • Snow across the Rockies, watching the tropics this weekend

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone.

    We’re watching a few things on the weather front today with higher elevation snow and rain-snow mix for the Central and Northern Rockies.

    Freeze warnings are in place over the Northern Plains with temperatures well below average.  Meanwhile, along the frontal boundary over the Midwest we could see the threat for heavy rain and flash flooding.

    Ahead of the front, temperatures will be above average for much of the eastern half of the country.

    Meanwhile, a  tropical flow of moisture from the western Caribbean/Yucatan to South Florida will keep locally heavy downpours in the forecast for the region this week.

    And we’re watching a system east of Nicaragua that has a high chance of developing over the next 5 days with possible impacts for the Gulf of Mexico states.

    We’re not thinking a hurricane right now, but certainly a depression or a storm is possible.

    We’ll keep watching it for you.


  • Temperatures more fall-like this weekend

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone.  Happy Friday!  Many places will feel like fall this weekend with a system across the west bringing snow to the northern and central Rockies.

    A cold front across the east coast has now made temperatures more seasonal after record setting warmth.

    A broad area of low pressure north of Cuba could develop into a depression over the next few days as it moves northward through the Florida Straits, then over the Florida Peninsula or just offshore.

    Regardless of whether it develops or not, heavy rain will be possible across  Florida and the Bahamas.

    Have a wonderful weekend everyone!


  • Maria weakens, fall arrives across the East...

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone.  Some good news to report today! Tropical Storm Maria will be moving out to sea after brushing the Outer Banks with tropical storm force winds on Tuesday.

    Rip currents and heavy surf will continue across the East coast for a few more days.

    Hurricane Lee out there in the Atlantic will not affect any land thankfully.

    In other news, locally heavy rain across West Texas will continue through Thursday – keeping flash flooding possible.

    while higher elevations of the Central Rockies will see more snow.

    Temperatures remain well above average across the East Wednesday, with more seasonable temperatures by late week.

    Have a great day everyone!

  • Still an eye on Hurricane Maria

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Maria is maintaining its strength as a 125mph Category 3 hurricane.

    Hurricane warnings remain posted for the Turks & Caicos and southeastern Bahamas, but will still escape the worst of Maria’s winds with the hurricane passing to the east.   Maria is forecast to remain a major hurricane then gradually weaken Saturday as it moves northward and away from the Bahamas.

    Sunday through Wednesday Maria will slowly pass midway between Bermuda and the Carolinas.  The overall trend in forecast guidance keeps Maria far enough offshore from the Northeast/New England coast the second half of next week to keep impacts minimal, but with that being 6-7 days out we’ll continue monitoring for any changes in track that would increase U.S. impacts.  Rip currents and surf along the East Coast will remain dangerous into next week.

    Meanwhile, Jose has lost its tropical characteristics overnight and is now classified as a post-tropical cyclone.  However with the remnants remaining nearly stationary just offshore, Tropical Storm Warnings remain in effect for Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, and the Cape as squally tropical storm conditions remain possible.

    And finally,  Happy First Day of Fall y’all!


  • Maria weakens a bit, still a threat

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone.   Here’s the latest on Maria:

    After making landfall this morning as a Category 4 hurricane in Puerto Rico, then spending much of the day moving across the island,  Maria is now over open water and has strengthened to a major hurricane.

    Hurricane Warnings are in effect for the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, Turks & Caicos, and southeastern Bahamas as the core of Maria moves to the north and east of these islands.

    Residents across the Midatlantic and Northeast coast will still need to monitor Maria’s path although it looks likely the storm will stay offshore.

    Tropical Storm Jose will continue gradually weakening over the next few days, eventually becoming a remnant low.

    Tropical Storm Warnings remain posted for coastal southeastern New England, including the Cape.  The overall steering pattern will keep the remnant low over this same general vicinity into the weekend, southeast of the New England coast.


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.