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  • Easter weekend forecast!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!  Happy Easter!

    We’ve got a pretty nice weekend in store for egg hunting for the most part with exception to a couple of areas:

    There’s a disturbance across the southeast will continue to bring heavy rain today and Sunday. Flash flooding will be a concern from Florida up into the Carolinas and Virginia.

    Light rain and a wintry mix will stick around for parts of the Upper Midwest and great lakes (with improving weather for Sunday)

    And a few strong to severe storms are possible over Texas with large hail and damaging winds being the primary threat, but we could see an isolated tornado or two especially in the afternoon hours on Sunday and Monday

    Otherwise, not too bad a forecast for our Easter Bunny friend…enjoy your weekend with family and friends!



    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi All!

    Here’s your chance to chat this Good Friday!  I’ll have a look at your weather for the weekend a little later on…

    And here’s a picture I took on Wednesday…we had snow on the ground and ice on the windshield.  Thankfully it melted quickly when the sun came out…

  • Breaking weather records and breaking out the chocolate!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi All!

    It’s been a crazy winter to begin with, but with this last storm system, a couple of things happened…

    First up, Chicago:

    And Detroit is now NUMBER ONE for the snowiest season on record:

    We’ll also break some record lows tonight…

    Look at some of the drops in the last 24 hours…

    And because it’s tax day, and we’re in for some snow – I thought it was time to break this out:


    There are better days ahead for much of the country as we get closer to Easter.  Here’s a look at your Sunday forecast:

    I suggest a chocolate break for everyone today!


  • Mother Nature must not like Mondays!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi All!

    Hope you had a great weekend.  We’ve got another mixed bag of weather this Monday..including record breaking cold and SNOW in some spots!  Eek.  I put away all of our winter coats/clothes last week, so perhaps I jinxed it?  The good news is the snow won’t last long.  The bad news is…it’s the middle of April and we’re expecting snow.  To quote one of my favorite cartoon characters:   “Good grief!”

    So here’s the deal:  A powerful cold front is moving across the eastern half of the U.S:

    And said cold front is triggering all sorts of weather  from severe storms (including the threat for tornadoes) to snow and temperatures behind the front reminiscent of winter.

    The severe storm threat is spread across parts of the lower Mississippi Valley and the Central Gulf Coast states.

    Heavy rain will cause concerns for flash flooding with upwards of 3 inches of rain occurring over the Tennessee Valley.

    Snow will fall behind this cold front from Kansas through Michigan.  1-3 inches is likely with some higher isolated totals possible. 

    It will also snow as far south as the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles as the temperatures plunge drastically as the front moves east. 

    Freeze watches are up for areas as far south as Texas! 

    This system will move east tonight bringing cold air and snow to the Northeast and the threat for severe storms across the eastern Carolinas tomorrow.

    That’s all for now.    Be safe and or bundle up!   I’ll have a look at your Easter forecast tomorrow…so be sure to check in.



    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone

    I’m back from my trip to D.C!  I had a wonderful time.  I had a couple of meetings about my next Freddy the Frogcaster adventure (Freddy and the BIG BLIZZARD)  and attending a wonderful tea for an upcoming event in our Nation’s Capital for the MS Society which I will tell you all about as we get closer to the date.  I also had dinner with Shannon Bream and her wonderful mom who was visiting!  (Check my twitter feed for the pictures!)

    I took several pictures of the Cherry Blossoms in FULL BLOOM…so I thought I would post them for you to enjoy.  It was the most glorious day yesterday.

    Have a great weekend!  I’ll post another OPEN BLOG on Sunday…


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.