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  • Heavy rain across the South, #TBT and OpED!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone.  Happy Sunday!

    A lot to blog about today.  Let’s start with weather:

    We had a rough week last week with severe weather.  Devastating tornadoes ripped through the heartland and left so much destruction and, tragically, we lost lives.  Today, we have a risk of strong to severe thunderstorms later this afternoon over parts of the Southern Plains up into the Midwest.  Stronger storms could fire up over south Texas – but we’re not expecting a severe outbreak.  Mainly large hail and damaging winds, so please be safe!

    Heavy rain will fall across the Southern Plains and Deep South. Widespread amounts of 1-3 inches is possible by Tuesday morning with locally heavy rain leading to flooding issues.

    Cooler weather is expected for the Rockies and Great Basin.  Rain and mountain snow showers are expected across the Pacific Northwest.

    And in the good news department, the Northeast is FINALLY feeling like spring this weekend!

    In other news, Yours truly was the focus of the Foxnews Insider’s posts with some of my #throwbackthursday pics.  Take a look HERE

    And, more personally, I wrote an OpEd on Friday focusing in on celebrity weight gain, and how I’ve dealt with my own struggle of being heavy.  It was a tough essay to write because of the shame I’ve felt over the years, but I’ve received so much incredible encouragement, I no longer feel alone in my struggle.  Let me know what you think.  You can go HERE to read it.

    Have a wonderful week.  I’m off to DC for a Women on the Move Luncheon on Wednesday which I will tell you all about.  You can check it out HERE

    Talk to you soon!

    JD

  • First snow of the season, Election weather, Halloween fun and extra sleep!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi All!

    It’s been a very busy week.  Let’s get to it!

    We’ve got storms on both coasts that will bring rain wind and accumulating snow.  Over a foot of snow has already fallen across the mountains of North Carolina!   Many cities had their earliest snowfall with record breaking low temperatures.

    Wind chills will be in the 20s and 30s overnight with freeze warnings in effect for many southern states.

    A coastal storm off the Northeast will bring strong winds, rain and heavy snow for parts of New England through tomorrow.

    Meanwhile,  across the west, much needed rain and mountain snow will help the drought stricken state of California.

    This storm will be the weather maker next week as it makes its way across the central u.s.

    A look ahead to election day Tuesday, a storm system will bring rain and thunderstorms from the Lower Great Lakes down into Texas.  We’re not looking at severe weather that day, but isolated thunderstorms could delay voters out to the polls. Clouds, rain and drizzle will be in the forecast for the West as well  from Northern California to Washington state.

    And don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour tonight for some extra zzzzzzzzz’s!

    In other news, here’s some fun pictures of my little superheros yesterday, and we had so much fun last week on Fox and Friends weekend dressed up as the Flintstones!

  • Bret Baier's Special Heart

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone

    My friend and colleague Bret Baier has a book out this week called Special Heart:  A Journey of Faith, Hope Courage and Love.  It’s about his beautiful son Paul’s young life dealing with pediatric heart disease.  I was so lucky to be invited to the book party last night where so many of us came to support and toast Bret and his wife Amy.  Having two young boys myself, I get choked up every time I see pictures of young Paul in a hospital bed.   But Paul is doing great, and this book is a reminder how family and faith can get you through the toughest of times.  If you can, please buy the book.  ALL of the proceeds go to various non-profit pediatric heart causes.

    JD

  • Prayers for Don

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone

    I just found out that our dear friend Don is in the hospital.   Please include him, his family and faithful dog Rolex in your prayers tonight.   

    JD

  • Prayers to Newtown today

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    There are no words to express my sadness this afternoon.  A living nightmare.   God help those families.  God help those children.  God help us all today.

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.