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  • Severe threat rolls into the Northeast this afternoon

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    After a marathon week of weather coverage, I’m going to be taking some time off starting tomorrow!  I will try to check in and make sure you’ve got a couple of OPEN BLOGS so you can all chat with one another.   I’m going to be spending some quality time with the family in the Poconos!

    In the meantime, there’s a few things going on today including the risk of severe weather moving into the eastern third of the country.   Damaging winds and hail are the primary threats, however a few isolated tornadoes are possible.  The storm prediction center has put out a moderate risk for strong winds, hail and possible tornadoes over the interior Northeast:

    It will be warm and humid for much of the country:

    Over the Pacific Northwest, afternoon highs that are 5-15 degrees above average will combine with isolated dry thunderstorms to keep the fire danger elevated.

    And Typhoon Neoguri is slowly weakening, but will continue impacting Japan over the next few days.

    In addition to wind damage, heavy rain will also cause localized flooding as it moves toward the mainland tomorrow.

    Have a great rest of the weekend everyone.  If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook I’ll be posting pictures of my family adventures.  Talk to you next week!


  • Dangerous Typhoon in the Western Pacific

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone

    Taking a look at today’s weather, we have a chance of strong to severe thunderstorms over the Mid and Upper Mississippi Valley into the Western Great Lakes.  Damaging winds, large hail will be the main threat with an isolated tornado possible.

    And here’s a look at tomorrow’s risk:

    “Monsoonal” moisture is working its way into the southwest bringing some pop up thunderstorms triggering some possible heavy rain and gusty winds.

    And we are tracking a dangerous typhoon in the Western Pacific that is ramping up with winds of over 140 mph, and strengthening.   The system is threatening to come very close to Okinawa and other parts of Japan and East Asia later this week.

    I’ll have another update first thing Monday morning.



    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone

    I am wrapping up marathon coverage of Hurricane Arthur this morning.  I’ll be back in tomorrow for Fox and Friends weekend.  Tune in if you can…and have a wonderful long weekend.  Happy 4th of July!


  • Hurricane Arthur?

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi All!

    It’s going to be a busy next few days here in the Weather Center.  We’re tracking Arthur which is forecast to become a hurricane in the next day or so.

    And the worst part is this system is going to bring some nasty weather especially across the Outer Banks 4th of July.  Here’s the the latest track:

    One of the recent computer models making a possible landfall over Cape Hatteras:

    Water temperatures are plenty warm ahead of the storm, so strengthening up to a hurricane is still probable:

    The good news is this storm will be out of the way by the weekend.  We’re still going to see some coastal effects – storm surge, flooding, beach erosion etc.

    And the cold front that will eventually turn this system off-shore could bring some nasty weather across the Northeast today including some of our big cites this afternoon/evening, so be cautious if you live in these areas.

    I’ll keep you updated tomorrow if and when the track changes and the possible impacts as we get closer to the long weekend.  Be safe all!


  • Severe weather and tropical development for the 4th of July?

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    Another busy week ahead in the weather department.   We’re watching the threat for strong to severe storms across the Plains and Midwest with a focus on parts of Iowa, Northern Missouri, Southern Wisconsin, Northern and Central Illinois, Indiana and Michigan.  Large hail, damaging winds and strong isolated tornadoes are possible:

    And we’re also focusing on a developing tropical system that could dampen (or soak) some plans this 4th of July…

    Hurricane Hunters are flying in to investigate this disturbance this afternoon, and we’ll have a better handle on the exact track and strength this time tomorrow afternoon.

    One computer model is predicting a pretty nasty day for the Carolina/Midatlantic Coast.  This is just one model – so don’t take it as gospel.  We’ll keep an eye on it…

    Meanwhile, it’s feeling a lot like summer for much of the country!  I feel an ice cream break coming on….

    Stay tuned everyone!


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.