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  • Deadly ice storm moves North, and a warm up for the East Coast

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good Morning everyone.  Hope you had a restful weekend.  For folks across the Plains and Midwest, a dangerous ice storm brought more than an inch of ice causing power outages, accidents and damage from downed trees.

    The system will continue to bring freezing rain and wintry weather over the Midwest into the Great Lakes Tuesday:

    North of this storm, snow will fall while to the south heavy rain and the threat for severe weather will persist.

    Tomorrow the wintery mix will move into the Northeast.  Meanwhile, a new storm moving into the Pacific Northwest will bring more rain and elevation snow this week.

    Temperatures will warm up for the eastern third of the country this week including D.C for inauguration week with temperatures in the mid 50s.

    Some rain is possible on Friday.

    Have a great day everyone.  Enjoy the holiday if you’ve got the day off.   See you on Fox and Friends!


  • A major ice storm on the way for the Central U.S.

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone.  We’ve got a big weather story this weekend that needs to be taken very seriously.

    An extensive, widespread, crippling ice storm is likely across the Southern Plains up into the Ohio Valley today through Sunday.

    There is potential for this storm to be devastating with a quarter of an inch to over an inch on roads, trees and power lines which could cause incredible damage and dangerous, impossible travel conditions.

    People that live anywere from Texas towards Virgina need to be on alert for dangerous icy conditions lasting several days.  Meanwhile, heavy snow will be possible north of the boundary from the rockies to the northern plains with flooding rainfall south of the freezing line.

    Here are your forecast highs today–notice the boundary between the very cold and very warm air:

    This is one of the reasons we have this set up for a major ice event this weekend.  Be safe everyone.  Listen to your local weather forecasts and officials for guidance over the next few days.


  • Another round of storms for the west, warm up for the east

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning all!

    A lot of us are wondering what season we’re in – because temperatures are going to be soaring today and tomorrow across the central and eastern U.S.

    A series of storms continue to move into the West with heavy rain and snow over the next few days bringing the risk for flooding and difficult travel.

    Thankfully, drier weather is on the way by week’s end.   As mentioned, warmer temperatures are invading areas from the central to the eastern U.S. with some areas soaring 15-30 degrees above average.

    And we are watching a system that could bring ice and freezing rain to parts of central U.S. Thursday and Friday.  This could be a very damaging storm that could cripple travel for a few days.

    Be safe all!  Have a great day.


  • Extreme rain and snow makes a big impact on the West

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone.  Hope you had a great weekend.  Boy, did we have some big weather happening across the country from southern snow and ice to epic rain and snow across the west.  Every state except Florida has snow cover this morning:

    We could set some record low temperatures before it starts to warm up this week.

    The heavy rain and feet of snow will continue to lash  California and the western U.S. through mid-week.

    Significant flooding is expected in parts of California and western Nevada. Heavy snow will occur in the Sierra and Cascades.  There are concerns of flash flooding, rock and mudslides as well as avalanche danger:

    Meanwhile, another storm will bring snow and ice to the upper Midwest and Great Lakes by Tuesday – eventually pushing into the Northeast Wednesday:

    And the bitter cold air will start to let up this week bringing much warmer air in for the central and eastern U.S:

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


  • Southern snow and ice and the West gets hit hard

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    Happy weekend.  There is a lot of weather happening over the next few days, so let’s get to it!

    A storm system bringing mainly light snow is exiting the Northeast this morning, but a more dangerous storm is getting its act together down south with heavy snow and ice for areas that don’t typically get a lot of winter weather.

    Winter storm warnings are in place from Atlanta up into the Midatlantic including the Atlanta area where people are being told to have emergency supplies at the ready over the weekend.

    Meanwhile, freezing temperatures have moved as far south as the Gulf Coast:

    And more heavy rain and feet of snow are expected across the West.  Flash flooding will be a big concern through the weekend.

    Be safe everyone!  Have a wonderful weekend.


  • Snow/Ice for the South, more rain for California

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi All!

    Boy there is plenty happening in weather this week…

    An unsettled weather pattern has set up across the U.S bringing freezing temperatures as far south as the Gulf Coast — and a storm track that could bring snow and ice for areas not accustomed to winter weather!

    Check out the winter storm watches in Alabama, Georgia and the Carolinas.  Some of the forecast models are showing some big snow numbers in North Carolina!

    Meanwhile, heavy rain and snow continues to move into the west with the threat for flash flooding across California.

    Lake effect snow will also crank up and we’ll have to watch the east coast for a couple of storms coming close to the coast through the weekend.  Plus with all that cold air in place, it’s going to feel like winter for much of the country!

    I’ll have another update tomorrow!

    Stay tuned…


  • Severe weather outbreak hits the South

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone.   Unfortunately we’re starting the New Year off with several weather related deaths due to a powerful storm that moved across the South yesterday.  Over a dozen tornadoes were reported with over 150 wind reports:

    The system is weakening, but will bring heavy rain over the MidAtlantic and Northeast.  Ice and snow could be a problem for New England as the system exits.

    Meanwhile, the other story we’re watching involves another arctic cold front that will cause temperatures to drop quickly over the next few days across much of the country.

    And the West is once again seeing heavy  coastal rain and mountain snow through Thursday.

    Hope your week is off to a smooth start.  Happy 2017!  Be safe everyone.


  • New Years Eve forecast!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    I hope you’ll join us on Fox and Friends this morning.  We’ve got tons of fun on the way with National Bacon Day and they are sending me on location to Carnegie Deli for its last official day here in the city.

    Taking a look at our weather today through the weekend,  a winter storm is exiting New England but strong winds will bring issues with blowing snow and lake effect snow as well today and heading into the weekend.

    Showers and thunderstorms are also possible along the central Gulf Coast while temperatures will be seasonal for much of the country heading into New Years weekend.

    As for New Years weekend, weather conditions should be pretty calm for much of the country.

    A front moving over the eastern half of the country will bring some rain and snow, but all and all we’re not looking at a cold air outbreak or any major storms to impact celebrations including Times Square in NYC!

    Have a great weekend everyone!  See you in 2017!


  • Coastal storm to end 2016

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone!  We are ending the year with a coastal storm bringing heavy snow to Upstate New York and interior New England through Friday.

    Storm total accumulations of a foot or more are possible from the Adirondacks to western Maine

    Gusty winds will also accompany the storm making travel across much of the region hazardous and difficult.

    Meanwhile across the rest of the country, showers and thunderstorms will pop up from the Deep south to the Midatlantic.  And the Northwest remains active with another round of rain and mountain snow.

    Here’s a look at the New Year’s Eve forecast which thankfully won’t be affected by any big storms on Saturday night here in NYC!

    Here’s a peak at your daytime highs today across the U.S:

    Have a great day everyone.  I’ll have a complete New Years Eve update tomorrow morning.


  • Unseasonably warm for the East, new storm brewing?

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.   We pretty much stayed in pajamas much of the weekend -which was great!  And the boys made out very well in the presents department.  Unfortunately for many, we had some nasty travel weather over the last few days. The good news is that exiting storm system will bring rain along the east coast and some wintery weather for northern New England, but it shouldn’t cause too many problems.

    Warm temperatures ahead of the front will bring above average temperatures to the eastern seaboard while cooler air behind it moves in.

    Meanwhile a new system across the west will bring Heavy snow and strong winds will be possible through midweek.

    And we’ll have to watch the potential for a strong storm across the Northeast Thursday and Friday!

    See you 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.