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  • Another arctic blast with Southern Snow

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone.  Hope you had a wonderful weekend. We’ve got another bitter cold day ahead for much of the country with dangerous wind chills:

    The core of the coldest air is across the Northern Plains and Midwest:

    Ahead of this, another round of snow and ice will impact the central and eastern U.S.

    The wintry weather will plunge as far south as Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

    And then we’ll watch this system push across the Northeast Tuesday night into Wednesday.

    Meanwhile, rain and wind will move into the Pacific Northwest, with locally heavy rain on the way later this week.

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


  • Deadly weather in SoCal moves East

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone.  Heartbreaking stories in Southern California this morning with many lives lost due to the heavy rain and mudslides around the Los Angeles area.

    The threat for more mudslides and debris flows will be on going today, however the rain has moved east. We’re now watching the Plains and Midwest  as snow and freezing rain spreads across the region:

    On Thursday this wintry mix of snow and icy precipitation moves into the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Valley.

    A new system with rain and snow will move into the Northwest but will remain well north of Central and Southern California- keeping those locations dry.

    And we’ve got some warmer air sneaking into the Northeast where comparing to what we experienced over the weekend, it will feel like springtime!

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

  • Warm up for the East, Heavy rain for California

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone!   We’ve got a much appreciated warm up is in store for the Eastern half of the country this week!

    However, ahead of this we have a wintry mess with rain, sleet, freezing rain and snow for parts of the ohio valley and midatlantic.

    Heavy rain is possible across the lower Mississippi valley.   We have winter storm advisories up for areas that will get a sloppy mix ahead of warmer air:

    Meanwhile, heavy rain, gusty winds, and mountain snow will be the story today and tomorrow for central and southern California

    That system will bring the threat of flooding, debris flows and mudslides due to recent wildfires.

    Here’s a look at the rest of the Nation’s forecast:

    Be safe everyone.  Happy Monday!


  • Our Bomb Cyclone is gone, but the cold air behind it is dangerous!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    Did the big Bomb Cyclone affect you yesterday?  We had over a foot at my house, and as much as our kids want to play in the snow today, they will have to be careful because the temperatures are dangerous and will continue to be bone chilling as we head into the weekend.  Here’s a look at some of the snowfall totals:

    Winds will remain gusty across much of the Northeast and New England today.  Lake-effect snow will also fall downwind of the Great Lakes.

    As mentioned, the bigger concern over the next several days is the Arctic air mass spreading across the eastern third of the country.

    Freeze warnings extend into South Florida!

    Subzero wind chills will grip the much of the Midwest, Great Lakes, Northeast, and Mid-Atlantic.

    There is a bit of relief on the horizon as temperatures will begin to moderate Sunday afternoon into early next week.   Here’s a look at your National forecast:

    Have a great weekend everyone!  See you Monday.


  • More cold air on the way along with a Nor'Easter!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone.  We have a very powerful system that is going to organize off the Southeast Coast bringing snow and a wintry mix from North Florida to all snow across Maine on Thursday.

    We’re already seeing snow/sleet and freezing rain across the Gulf Coast and Florida.

    Snow will develop along the coast from the Carolinas to the Mid-Atlantic to the Northeast later Wednesday into Thursday.

    Winter Storm Warnings and Watches have been issued portions of the East Coast from Florida to Massachusetts.  And Blizzard warnings are now up for coastal New England.

    At this time it appears the heaviest snow potential is across far eastern Long Island and Eastern New England, where 6″+ is likely through Friday morning.

    Some spots in eastern New England will see over a foot.  Strong winds will also create whiteout conditions Thursday.   There is a chance this storm could move a little more to the West which would mean much greater snow totals.  So stay informed with your local officials.

    Behind this storm, more bitter arctic air will pour into the region:

    We’ll keep you up to date from here.  Be safe everyone and dress warmly.


  • Record breaking cold air to start 2018 and a snowstorm too?

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone!  Happy New Year.  I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.  We start 2018 with bitter cold windchills over half the country from the Great Lakes down into the Gulf Coast and into Florida.

    The cold air will begin to moderate early this week, but another round of even colder air moves in this weekend.  Look at how far south we have windchill advisories!

    We’re also watching the potential for a blockbuster storm this week for the East coast.

    As of now the forecast models are showing the system mainly offshore, however, a jog towards the coast could mean from a few inches of snow to a few feet of snow depending on the track.

    The whole east coast from Florida to Maine need to pay attention to their local forecasts today through Thursday.  And looks like there’s another storm behind this for early next week.

    We’ll keep you posted here and on Fox and Friends too!


  • Unsettled weather for the South and the West

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone!  Just a few days closer to the weekend…unfortunately we’ve got a lot of weather happening as we get into the busiest travel days of the year.

    We’ve got wintry weather from the Rockies into the Plains and Midwest today:

    Freezing rain will also develop from the Midwest into the Great Lakes on Thursday while heavy rain will cause flooding concerns across the south and southeast over the next few days:

    Temperatures are going to drop significantly next week so get ready:

    Unsettled weather will develop ahead of this cold plunge across the eastern third of the country Friday into Saturday.  Here’s a look at your travel forecast:

    And a peek at the forecast for a possible white Christmas:

    See you on Fox and Friends!


  • Big Snow for the West, warm up for the East

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone!  We’ve got some pretty interesting weather this week as we head into Christmas.  A cold front lingering over the Pacific Northwest to portions of the northern Plains will bring cold air and plenty of snow especially in the mountains with up to 4 feet of snow through the next 5 days.

    I wish I could say some of that moisture will work its way into Southern California, but unfortunately it’s going to remain dry.  The good news is the winds will settle down and give firefighters a calmer next few days.

    The other big story is the big warm up across the East this week.   It will feel like spring for many folks across the Northeast and Midatlantic!

    Here’s a look at your National Forecast:

    See you on Fox and Friends!


  • Another quick blast of winter, fire danger persists in Southern California

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Happy Friday everyone!

    We’ve got snow showers moving in across the Great Lakes and across the interior Northeast.   A little blast of snow will move into parts of New York City and surrounding areas this afternoon.

    Cold temperatures will gradually rise to above-average readings for most by Monday.

    Critical wildfire conditions will persist across Southern California through the weekend due to gusty winds and low humidity.

    And a system moving into the Northwest will spread rain and snow over the region Friday, reaching the Central Rockies on Saturday.  Unfortunately, none of this moisture is going to make its way in Southern California.

    Have a great weekend everyone!


  • Bitter cold windchills and snow stick around...

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone.  Happy Wednesday!

    It’s a bitter cold midweek with windchills in the single digits and teens for millions this morning across the Great Lakes, Northeast, and Mid-Atlantic over the next few days.

    Scattered snow showers will also fall across these regions, with heavier snow bands downwind of the Great Lakes.

    The rest of the country is fairly quiet today:

    However, very low humidity and continued offshore winds keep an elevated threat for wildfires across Southern California today. There is no rain in the forecast into next week.

    Unfortunately, slightly stronger winds Thursday will push the wildfire threat back into the critical range.

    I’ll have more coming up on Fox and Friends.


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.