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  • Tuesday weather, and here comes Freddy!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July.   We had a great trip back to Canada last week, and a wonderful holiday weekend.

    A quick peak at the Nation’s weather picture, there’s a few strong storms are possible today across the Ohio River Valley along a cold front.  Hail and damaging wind gusts are the primary concerns.

    Unfortunately, there’s more rain from Texas through Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and into Illinois where flash flooding is possible.

    If only we could get some of that moisture into the Southwest and California!

    Temperatures from the Central Plains to the Midwest will be unseasonable cool today.

    Afternoon highs will be 10 to 25 degrees below average, and will slowly moderate to near average by Friday.

    And, I’m excited to announce that next week my new Freddy the Frogcaster book comes out!  In this book, Freddy helps his town prepare in advance of a hurricane.    Did you know Freddy is also now a Weather Ready Nation Ambassador for NOAA?     I’m proud to say he is helping “make the nation more ready, responsive, and resilient against extreme weather”   I’m very excited to share this new adventure with kids, parents and teachers.  Thank YOU for all your support on the blog!

    JD

  • OPEN BLOG!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi All!

    Hope you’re having a great week.  We’re enjoying our vacation with family.    Will post another Open Blog over the weekend!

    JD

  • Open Blog weekend!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi All!

    I’m officially on vacation for the week.  I’ll try to make sure there’s a few Open Blogs to chat if you like…otherwise I will talk to you after the July 4th Holiday.

    Be safe!

    JD

  • Look out for severe storms across the Northeast

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    Plenty of weather to talk about this afternoon, so let’s get to it…

    Severe storms are developing ahead of a cold front across the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and stretching back toward Kentucky this afternoon and evening.

    The best chance for severe storms will include the I-95 corridor and Northeast Coast, from D.C. to Boston.

    Hail, strong winds, and a few tornadoes are possible.  Flash flooding may also occur with heavier downpours.    A few strong storms with large hail, damaging winds, and isolated tornadoes will also develop across the High Plains, from northeastern Colorado to eastern Montana.

    Temperatures from the Mid-Atlantic and Carolinas into the Southeast will again be 5-15 degrees above average today.

    Highs across the Desert Southwest will also be 5-15 degrees above average, and Excessive Heat Warnings remain posted.

    Be safe everyone!

    JD

  • Severe storms, First Day of Summer and Father's Day!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    We’ve got quite a bit of weather to talk about, so let’s get to that first.

    Strong to severe storms are possible across the Northern plains and Mid Mississippi valley as well as parts of the Ohio Valley through the central Appalachians

    Tomorrow we’ll watch the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes:

    And on Tuesday, the threat moves east across the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic back into the Ohio Valley:

    The first day of Summer arrived this afternoon, and the temperatures sure do agree!

    The southeast continues to bake this week:

    And Excessive heat warnings continues across the Southwest with highs 109-114, heat indices soaring to 120 degrees!

    Today is Father’s Day, and I feel so lucky to be married to Sean who takes such good care of my boys.  I must’ve done something right to have such an amazing family!

    And I’m also thinking of my own dad who gave me incredible career advice when I was very young.  He said “Janice Anne, find something you most love to do when it comes to work. It will bring you great happiness in life.”

    I know he was proud of all my accomplishments, but thankfully, he was also able to see that the most fulfilling part of my life is being a mother to his grandsons.

    I miss you, Dad. Happy Father’s Day.

    Thanks to all you wonderful Dads out there.  Hope you have a special Day.

    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.