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  • Northeast severe threat, Norbert, and here comes fall!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    It’s a busy weekend with extreme weather in all “four corners” of the U.S!  Let’s get to it…

    Strong to severe storms are firing up across the Northeast and New England as a cold front slices through a very warm, sticky airmass.  A severe thunderstorm watch is up until 9pm local time with the threat for downpours, strong winds, hail and even isolated tornadoes:

    Look at the “feel like” temperatures ahead of the front:

    Once the front moves through, very comfortable temperatures will settle in overnight, taking out some of that awful humidity!

    Showers and thunderstorms will also pop up from the Tennessee Valley down to Texas.  Heavy  rain could impact coastal areas of Florida and Georgia as a disturbance brings moisture in off the Atlantic.

    Hurricane Norbert will weaken off the west coast of Baja, however tropical moisture will bring the threat for flash flooding and storms across the southwest.

    Flash flood warnings  are up over portions of the four corners.  Dangerous swell will be a problem for southern California with high surf and rip currents.

    And looks like we’re getting into some much cooler weather next week for the Midwest.   Take a look at some of these daytime ‘highs”:

    Meanwhile, wildfire danger is still high across the Northwest where they desperately need more rain:

    Temperatures have been warm with not much moisture to help out firefighters.

    So, there you have it.  All types of weather over much of the country this weekend.  I’ll keep you posted with the latest, so tune in when you can!

    JD

  • Matthew's First Day of School!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    Well, I did it.  I dropped my boy off to kindergarten.  Matthew did great.  Mom is still in shock.

    It feels like just yesterday I was holding him in my arms…

    I’m so proud of him.  Every minute is precious.

    Have a great weekend everyone.

    JD

  • Severe storms for the Northeast and Hello Dolly!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    How was your weekend?   Hard to believe we’re into the month of September….I’m preparing myself for Matthew’s first day of Kindergarten on Thursday.   Yikes.  Send some good vibes and lots of kleenex over the next few days.

    Taking my mind of his first day of school, let’s talk about weather.

    We’re expecting strong to severe storms from the eastern Ohio Valley into Pennsylvania and western New York later today.  Large hail and damaging winds are the primary concerns, however, an isolated tornado is also possible:

    It sure feels like summertime for much of the country.  Temperatures from the Central Plains into the Central Rockies will be 10-15 degrees above average .  Dry conditions are elevating the wildfire risk in the Rockies.

    And we’re full steam ahead into the peak season in the tropics.  In the Bay of Campeche, minimal Tropical Storm Dolly is forecast to move into Mexico tonight, and will have no impact on the U.S, but will bring a lot of rain and wind to Mexico:

    And in the Pacific we’re watching Norbert which is moving away from land, but will bring some rainfall, winds and high waves to the coast.

    Talk to you later this week!  Wish me luck dropping Matthew off :(

    JD

  • Freddy the Frogcaster and the Big Blizzard!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    I hope you’re having a wonderful long weekend.  Just wanted to let you know some exciting news.  My new book Freddy the Frogcaster and the Big Blizzard will be out September 15th!  I received some early copies, and I must say I think it’s better than the first!  Special thanks to my wonderful illustrator Russ Cox who made this new adventure a masterpiece.  I couldn’t have dreamed up a more perfect Freddy world.

    Anyhow, you have all been such a great supporter of this new “chapter” in my career.  I thought I would share the good news…

    Have a wonderful Labor Day.  See you Tuesday!

    JD

  • Fox and Friends Summer Concert Series Finale

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    I had a great time today helping out with the Fox and Friends Summer Concert Series!  We had one of the best crowds on the plaza.  Thompson Square were amazing to wrap up the summer!  Here’s a few pictures from this morning:

    Hope you all have a wonderful long weekend!

    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.