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  • Severe storms for the Midwest and Heat grips much of the U.S.

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Happy Friday everyone!  I hope you have a great weekend planned.  It is going to be hot hot hot for much of the country!

    We could see several rounds of strong to severe thunderstorms from the northern Plains through the  upper Midwest into the Great Lakes.

    Damaging winds, large hail, and flooding will be the primary threats with these storms. Meanwhile, Excessive heat will grip the central Plains into the Midatlantic with heat indices approaching 105 to 110 degrees.

    Heat watches and warnings are posted for millions of people, so please be careful and stay cool.

    And a warning if you live in the southwest –  more monsoonal moisture will be pulled into the region with the risk of heavy rain and flash flooding.

    If you’re up with us this morning, we will be enjoying live music from O Town on the plaza for our summer concert series!  Forecast looks good, but it’s going to be muggy…

    See you on Fox and Friends!

    JD

  • Severe storms, heat and the tropics!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone!

    Happy Wednesday.  We’re watching a few stories today including the tropics where Tropical Storm Don has fizzled out this morning and won’t be a threat to land other than some rain and windy conditions across the Caribbean:

    Out in the Pacific, we’ve got a line up of systems that also won’t be a problem for anyone:

    Strong to severe storms are possible today for the parts of the Plains and Midwest.  Strong damaging winds, hail and heavy rainfall will be the main threats.

    Dangerous heat has settled into the Central U.S with heat indices of over 100 degrees for millions of folks.  Excessive heat watches and warnings are in effect.

    Here’s a look at your forecast for the rest of the U.S:

    Have a great day everyone!

    JD

  • Monday weather headlines

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone.  Happy Monday.  Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.

    Taking a look at our weather across the country, we have a slight risk of severe storms for parts of the Midwest and Northeast.

    The primary threats will be damaging winds, hail and localized flash flooding.

    Meanwhile, the risk for heavy rain will continue across Florida and the Southwest over the next few days:

    Here’s a look at your daytime highs:

    Make it a great day!  We’ll see you on Fox and Friends.

    JD

  • The heat is on!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone.  Hope your week is going well.  It’s really starting to feel like summertime for much of the country.  Heat indices will be approaching or surpassing 100 degrees for millions of people today – from the Plains through the Midatlantic.

    Meanwhile, severe thunderstorms will be possible from the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest to the Great Lakes through the Mid Atlantic:

    Some of the storms could contain damaging winds, large hail, and heavy rainfall.  Here’s a look at your forecast highs:

    Stay cool everyone!  See you on Fox and Friends…

    JD

  • Happy Monday!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone.   Back from a great vacation up North.  I’ve posted plenty of pictures on Instagram, twitter and Facebook if you want to check it out.  I must admit I didn’t know where I was when the alarm went off this morning!

    Back to it –  we’ve got the risk for strong to severe thunderstorms from the Northern Rockies across the Central Plains into the Ohio Valley.

    Damaging winds, large hail, heavy rain, and flooding will also be possible.

    Meanwhile, it will be hot across the Plains today with heat indices well above 100 degrees.

    Persistent hot and dry conditions will also worsen ongoing wildfire activity in the West.

    We’ll see rain across some of the areas affected by wildfires, but not across the immediate coast.

    Have a great Monday.  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.