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  • Severe storms strike the Central U.S. and a heat wave for the Northeast

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good Wednesday Morning everyone!

    It was a destructive day across the central U.S. yesterday with over a dozen tornadoes and over a hundred storm reports:

    More severe weather is expected for the Lower Mississippi Valley and portions of the Upper Midwest. Some of these storms may contain heavy rainfall capable of producing flash flooding.

    In the west, unusually cool and wet weather with snow over the higher elevations will be ongoing. Winter weather advisories are up for the Rockies with some areas seeing over two feet of snow!

    And the heat is on for the Northeast with the potential for record heat over the next couple of days:

    The warm temperatures will subside by the end of the week with more seasonal highs pushing in over the weekend.

    Have a great day, everyone.  See you on Fox and Friends!

    JD

  • Severe storms for the Plains, a warm up for the Northeast?

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning all!  Hope you had a great weekend.  Mother’s Day in our house was fantastic.  My dream of staying in bed most of the day came true with school-made gifts and chocolate cake.  It was wonderful.

    Out the window,  what’s left of our coastal storm is still lingering over New England, and we’ve got showers and thunderstorms from the northern Plains to the Upper Great Lakes.

    Strong thunderstorms, with large hail and damaging wind gusts are possible from west Texas to west Kansas. High fire danger continues in the Desert Southwest and Florida.

    We’re going to see heavy rain over the Central U.S. this week and heavy snow across the Rockies:

    Temperatures will soar across the Plains and Southeast.

    Some of those warm temperatures will move into the Northeast this week which I think will make a lot of us happy!

    Have a great Monday everyone.  See you on Fox and Friends!

    JD

  • A rainy Mother's Day across the Northeast

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!  Happy Friday.  It’s going to be a wet weekend for millions across the Northeast, so if you’ve got some outdoor plans, you may have to bring them inside.

    We had strong to severe thunderstorms yesterday over the south up into the MidAtlantic.  Some of that energy will develop into our coastal storm this weekend.

    The system will bring widespread rain, with locally downpours from the central Appalachians and Middle Atlantic northward into the Northeast U.S.

    Winds will be strong Sunday into Monday, so if you’re travelling, just be aware of possible delays:

    Here’s a look at your daytime temperatures:

    Have a wonderful weekend everyone!  See you on Fox and Friends.

    JD

  • Mother's Day Nor'Easter?

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone.  Happy Wednesday.  Thanks for all your kind birthday messages.   I’m still in shock over the surprise visit from my husband and mom on Fox and Friends!  You can check out all the pics and videos of my birthday surprise on Facebook and Twitter.  So much fun.

    We’ve got a few weather stories to follow over the next few days.  A blocked weather pattern continues to bring unsettled weather and cool temperatures over the West and the Northeast. The South is unseasonably warm:

    A storm system in the desert southwest will slowly move eastward bringing strong to severe thunderstorms and the potential for flash flooding through the day:

    And another big story we’re watching is the potential for a weekend nor’easter that will bring rain wind and flooding to the northeast:

    We’re still hammering out all the details as to timing, how strong a storm and how close to the coast  it will be, but it does look like a wet washout to our Mother’s Day weekend.

    If you live in Florida, we’re still dealing with the potential for wildfires with hot, dry weather and not a lot of rain in the forecast.

    Have a great day everyone.  See you on Fox and Friends!

    JD

  • Cooler weather over the Northeast, warm for the South

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi Y’all!   I had a great weekend at the Kentucky Derby.  Plenty of food, drinks and horse racing. The weather cleared up a few hours before race time, and the Brooklyn horse Always Dreaming won the Derby!  So exciting.  We’ll see how he does in the Preakness and then Belmont in June. What a wonderful time.

    It was a wet weekend for millions over the Ohio Valley and Northeast.  Temperatures are still well below average for this area–and will be for much of the week.

    We had frost/freeze advisories overnight:

    Meanwhile, river flooding continues across the central U.S.  There will be the risk of more rain and thunderstorms this week that could bring more flooding concerns.

    And we’re expecting unsettled weather across the West also this week.  Here’s a peak at your forecast:

    Temperatures across the Central states are expected be well above normal while temperatures across the Northeast are below average.

    Have a great week everyone.  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.