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  • Consider yourself warned…first big cold outbreak is on its way!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    A picture says a thousand words…and they all mean COLD (if you live across two thirds of the country!)

    Updates to follow!

    JD

  • Election weather: Not an excuse to get out and vote!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

  • 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!

  • Fun with Fox and Friends Weekend!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    I had a great time on Fox and Friends Weekend this morning.  Here are some of the pictures with my amazing new friends!  (Many of whom are Freddy the Frogcaster fans!)

    Thanks to Chef Rodney Murillo, Culinary Director of Davio’s here in Manhattan for coming to talk about yummy pumpkin dishes!

    Tomorrow we’ll be wearing some Halloween costumes, so that should make things interesting…

    Taking a look at the weather maps, we have a quiet weekend of weather for much of the country.   The Pacific Northwest will be unsettled for the next few days as a storm off the Pacific brings several rounds of rain wind and mountain snow.

    Well above average temperatures for the Plains and Deep south with widespread 80s and some cities in Texas and Oklahoma getting into the 90s which could set some record highs!

    And the East coast is improving as last week’s Nor’easter finally exits the coast.

    Have a great weekend everyone.  See you back early on Fox and Friends tomorrow!

    JD

  • From the tropics to a Nor'easter?

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hello everyone!

    We’ve got another busy weekend of weather.  Bermuda has had two strong tropical systems move directly over the Island in less than a week which is incredible.   Residents will be cleaning up again after Hurricane Gonzalo’s  landfall last night as a strong Category 2 hurricane.

    Wind gusts as high as 127 mph were reported.  Gonzalo will brush Newfoundland, then become non-tropical over the next day or so.  The remnants and moisture will cause windy and rainy conditions for the UK early next week.

    In the Central Pacific, the core of Hurricane Ana is remaining southwest of the Hawaiian islands, but is still spreading heavy rain, wind gusts over 40mph, and heavy surf across the islands through tomorrow.

    Along the southern coast of Mexico, Tropical Storm Trudy quickly formed and is already moving inland.  Heavy rain and potential mudslides are the primary concerns.

    Cooler temperatures will move into the Northeast tonight and Sunday, bringing the Northeast rain showers, and even some wet snow showers to the Adirondacks and higher elevations of northern New England on Sunday, and believe it or not we could see an early season Nor’easter off the Northeast Coast this week bringing gusty winds, rain and even some snow!

    Yikes! We’ll keep an eye on it, of course.

    Have a wonderful weekend all!

    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.