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Janice Dean

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  • Severe storms and here comes summertime!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    Happy weekend.  My husband and I celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary this past week.   I can’t believe how quickly the time went.  I know many of you remember when we got engaged.  I feel very blessed and grateful for our marriage and our beautiful boys.

    And more good news:  I think summer is officially here.  We’ve got some hot hot hot temperatures rising over much of the country.  Take a look:

    We’ve also got the threat for strong to severe storms today from the High Plains to the Northeast.  Large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes are possible:

    Here’s the risk tomorrow:

    And Monday:

    Other than that, it’s pretty quiet out there.  The tropics were busy, but there doesn’t appear to be anything brewing over the next week or so.  Thank goodness, but we are into hurricane season, so we should always be on the look out!

    Have a great weekend!  I will check in again Monday!


  • Weather Ready Sunday!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone

    We’ve got a lot going on today in the weather department.  So I wanted to just give you an extra heads up on some of the things we’re watching.

    1) Severe storms across the east coast.  Starting this afternoon and into tonight, strong to severe storms are going to move into heavily populated areas.  Large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes are possible.

    2) A tropical depression soon to be tropical storm is expected to make landfall in Florida tomorrow night bringing strong winds, and heavy rain.  Not to mention high surf and rip currents along the beaches:

    3) Excessive heat warnings remain in place for the southwest with heat indices soaring well over 100 degrees.  Some relatively cooler air will move in on Tuesday.

    Hope you’re all having a great weekend, but please stay weather aware.


  • Severe weather, flooding and more tropical weather this weekend

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hello everyone!

    Happy Saturday.  We’ve got A LOT going on this weekend, so as Freddy the Frogcaster would say, let’s HOP TO IT!

    A storm system moving across the Central US will bring tropical moisture into Texas and the Central Gulf Coast:

    This is not good news for our friends in Texas where record rainfall over the last few weeks have led to saturated ground, and therefore the threat of more flash flooding:

    That same system will move east and bring strong to severe storms towards the MidAtlantic today:

    And then into the East Coast on Sunday with large hail, damaging winds and isolate tornadoes:

    Meanwhile, the excessive heat continues across the Southwest:

    Temperatures are soaring past 115 degrees in many cities:

    And last but not least, we are watching an area of low pressure that is expected to form this weekend and likely develop into our next tropical depression/storm as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico.

    Regardless of development, heavy rain and flooding are possible over Cuba and Florida over the next few days.

    That’s a lot of weather across the country!  So please be weather aware, and be safe everyone.  I’ll have another update on Monday.


  • Texas gets more rain

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    Hope you had a wonderful long weekend.  Unfortunately, our friends in Texas are getting more rain this week after one of the wettest springs on record:

    A system in the Plains will spread isolated strong storms and heavy downpours from the Midwest to the Southern Plains and Texas.

    The flash flooding threat continues into Midweek for Texas and Oklahoma.

    Obviously, this is something we’re going to watch this week, and it’s going to get hot hot hot across the Southwest too.

    Take care everyone.  Another update later this week.


  • Tropical Storm Bonnie?

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone.  Happy weekend!  Freddy the Frogcaster and Sally Croaker are back to help me with my forecasting (frogcasting) for the blog. :)

    Of course, the big weather story  is the tropical depression that is forecast to strengthen into Tropical Storm Bonnie possibly later today.

    Regardless of development, heavy rain and gusty winds will be ongoing across potions of the southeastern US.

    High surf and rip currents will be dangerous this holiday weekend along the coast and isolated flash flooding will be possible over parts of the Carolinas and Virginia.

    It’s not going to be the greatest long weekend along the east coast as the moisture gets spread out along the eastern U.S especially Monday.

    Meanwhile, the threat of strong to severe storms will also be ongoing across the Central US which means the risk of strong winds, large hail, heavy rain with possible flooding and isolated tornadoes.

    Despite the weather, I hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.  Thanks to all those who serve past, present and future.  We are so grateful and honor your dedication.


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.