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Janice Dean

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  • Severe storms bring tornadoes across the Midwest

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone.  I hope you’re all doing well.  Unfortunately, we’ve got a tornado outbreak occurring across parts of the Mid Mississippi Valley into the Ohio Valley, and now it’s shifting east.

    We’ve had more than two dozen reports of tornadoes over the last 24 hours.  Strong to severe storms will be possible throughout the day over the Tennessee Valley, Midatlantic and the Northeast up into Southern New England.

    Damaging winds are the main concern but large hail, flooding rainfall and isolated tornadoes are also possible.

    Meanwhile, temperatures will be very warm – record warmth is possible across the east coast as the cold front plows through.

    Be safe all!  We’ll have updates throughout the day from the weather center.

    JD

  • More heavy rain for the West Coast, and Best in Show!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone!  Happy Wednesday.  If you’re up early, join us for Fox and Friends– I visited the Westminster Kennel Club 141st Best in Show last night, and interviewed the winning dog (and her owner and trainer) Rumor the German Shepherd.  It was so much fun and I can’t wait to take you inside this incredible event.

    Ok – back to weather.   We’ve got storm affecting both coasts over the next few days.  Heavy snow will develop over parts of the Great Lakes and Northeast through Thursday.

    The same storm that brought severe weather across Texas yesterday and the Gulf Coast will threaten parts of Florida and Georgia today:

    Winter weather advisories are posted across the region into New England.

    Meanwhile, the West will get another big round of heavy rain and snow from Washington State down into southern California.

    Several inches of rain will cause flooding concerns along the coast – including the city of Ornoville where we have a dam that’s being watched very carefully for a possible breach.

    We’ll monitor this story over the next few days.  The good news is the drought across the West is being erased, but the flooding, mudslides, rockslide concerns will be ongoing.

    I hope you will join us for Fox and Friends today!  So excited to introduce you to the winning dog Rumor the German Shepherd.

    JD

  • Another storm for the Northeast and the Southwest

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone!  Hope you had a great weekend.  We have another strong coastal storm bringing significant snow to New England with blizzard conditions in Maine:

    This system is also bringing strong winds to the Mid Atlantic up into the  Northeast affecting the cities of DC, Philadelphia, NYC and Boston with gusts of 60 mph possible.

    Meanwhile, rain and mountain snow is covering the southwest including Arizona and Texas thanks to an upper level low over northern Mexico.

    Winter storm advisories are up in advance of the system, and flooding will be a concern for Texas and the Gulf Coast as the storm moves east this week.

    Here’s a look at your daytime highs today:

    Hope to see you on Fox and Friends starting at 6am!

    JD

  • Storms on both coasts bring big impacts

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone.  There’s a whole lot going on today, so let’s get to it!

    A coastal storm is strengthening right now bringing significant impacts from the Midatlantic to New England through the day:

    We had record breaking warmth yesterday in the Northeast, and now temperatures are dropping by 20-30 degrees!

    Heavy snow and dangerous travel will impact the major cities along the 1-95 corridor from Philly to New York up into Boston through the day.

    Winter storm warnings are posted where 6-10 inches of snow will pile up with some areas receiving more than a foot depending on where the heaviest bands set up.

    Blizzard warnings are in effect for parts of long Island and coastal New England where winds will gust upwards of 35 miles per hour for several hours.  Travel will be difficult if not impossible.

    Meanwhile, a strong storm off the Pacific will bring heavy rain and mountain snow to the region.

    Winter storm warnings and flood watches and warnings are in place down into Central California up into Washington state:

    We’ll keep you up to date through the day.  I hope you will tune in to Fox and Friends this morning and Fox and Friends First.  Be safe all!

    JD

  • Big winter storm moves into the Northeast

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    We had a terrible tornado outbreak yesterday across Louisiana and Mississippi including the city of New Orleans.

    A state of emergency is in place with incredible destruction from at least 7 tornadoes reported. Today is a quieter day in terms of severe weather, but we’re now watching a coastal storm that will impact the Northeast starting tonight.

    The system will form overnight off the coast and bring significant impacts from the MidAtlantic to New England through much of  Thursday.  Winter storm warnings are up for millions of people from Philadelphia to Boston:

    The potential exists for heavy snow and dangerous travel conditions including the major interstate 95 cities.  We are forecasting a wide swath of 6-10 inches for millions of people.

    The worst of the snow will be during tomorrow’s rush hour.  Be prepared for delays, cancellations and difficult if not impossible travel.

    Also want to make mention that the Northeast isn’t the only spot receiving big snow.  The West will get pounded again with inches of rain and feet of snow over the next few days:

    Be safe everyone!  I’ll have another update tomorrow morning.  See you on Fox and Friends…

    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.