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  • Severe weather, extreme heat, and watching the tropics...

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!  Happy Friday.  We have a big show on Fox and Friends this morning.  Charlie Daniels is performing on the plaza, and I’m going to try and keep the rain away!

    Heading into Father’s Day weekend, showers and thunderstorms will be in the forecast for the eastern half  of the country courtesy of a frontal boundary and plenty of moisture in place.

    There is the chance for strong to severe storms today for the central plains with hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes.

    Hot dry weather continues over California and the southwest with record highs possible.

    This will be dangerous for millions of people  with excessive heat warnings posted.  Phoenix is forecast to hit 120 next week!

    Meanwhile, we’re also keeping an eye on the tropics where an area of disturbed weather could develop in the Gulf of Mexico…

    Have a great weekend everyone.  Happy Father’s Day to all the great dads out there.
  • Severe storms for the Central U.S, extreme heat for the Southwest

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone.  Happy Thursday.  Hope your week is going well.  We’ve got a few weather stories we are following today:

    Showers and thunderstorms will be the story across the Midwest, Plains into the Mississippi and TN Valleys.

    Some of these storms could turn severe with the threat of large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes.

    Excessive and potentially dangerous heat is expected over parts of California into the Southwest this weekend:

    Temperatures will be into the 90s and 100’s for several days.

    Warm temperatures will be ongoing for the central and southern U.S. while cooler temperatures are expected over the MidAtlantic and Northeast.

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

  • A warm up (finally!) for the Northeast

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone.  Hope you’re having a great week.  I’ve got some great news if you live across the Northeast.  Finally, a break in the weather pattern will bring some much needed warm temperatures and drier conditions as we head into the weekend.

    We’ve still got the chance for heavy rain and local flooding over parts of Florida and the Southeast.

    This is ultimately a good news situation as this area has been dry and into a drought for the last few months.

    Meanwhile, strong to severe thunderstorms are possible from west Texas to the central and southern High Plains; as well as the interior Northwest.

    And extreme heat is the story across the Southwest:

    Have a great rest of the workweek.  See you on Fox and Friends!


  • Weather from and a NEW STUDIO on Fox and Friends!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    I hope you’ll join us today on Fox and Friends!  We’re going to be debuting our brand new studio complete with curvy couch!  Very exciting.  I wish the weather was a little better, however.  We’ve got another rainy day across the Northeast down into the MidAtlantic and across the Southeast and Gulf Coast.

    A lot of moisture streaming in from the Gulf of Mexico will bring the risk of heavy rain and localized flooding so be aware of your weather situation.  The good news is the southeast and Florida are into a drought, so this will bring much needed relief.

    Here’s a look at your daytime highs today:

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


  • Weekend weather!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone.  Happy Friday!  We’ve got our summer concert series happening out on the Plaza here today and the weather couldn’t be nicer!  (well, I guess it could be a little warmer but we’ll take it…)

    A look ahead this weekend, we’ve got a system moving across the Northern plains and upper Midwest that could bring strong to severe thunderstorms across the area with threats of mainly hail and damaging winds.

    Heavy rain and a risk of flash flooding will persist over western Texas.

    And warmer than average temperatures will be the story across the Rockies and northern plains with a higher risk of fire danger this weekend:

    Here’s a look at your Friday forecast:

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


  • Unsettled weather for much of the country

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone.  A lot of people are wondering where the nice weather is across the Northeast.  It’s been rainy and cooler than average for weeks now…and it appears as we head into June, the same weather pattern will hang around for the foreseeable future.   The good news is my lawn and trees are greener than ever!

    Taking a look at today’s weather:

    A series of weather systems will bring scattered showers and thunderstorms to parts of the Midatlantic up into New England, down into  southwestern Texas, the Central Plains, and the Pacific Northwest to the Intermountain West.   (In other words, a lot of wet weather in the forecast!)

    Here’s a look at the projected rainfall across the U.S through Sunday:

    Meanwhile, an elevated fire risk in the southwest continues with hot dry breezy conditions.  Here’s a peek at your forecast headlines:

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


  • Memorial Day weather

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone.  I hope you’re all having a relaxing Memorial Day weekend.  If you’ve got plans today and you live along the east coast or across the Gulf Coast you may have your outdoor plans moved inside.  We’ve got a slow moving frontal boundary helping to bring rain and thunderstorms from the Deep South up into the Northeast.

    A separate area of low pressure system over the Upper Midwest will keep conditions wet and cool early this week.

    We’ve also got a slight risk of severe storms to look out for:

    Meanwhile, across the West, high pressure will move inland cooling things off along the coast, but bringing the heat into the Pacific Northwest.

    Be safe everyone.  See you on Fox and Friends tomorrow morning.


  • Memorial Day and Hurricane Forecast

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning All.  Happy Friday.

    It’s the first official week of our Summer Concert Series on Fox and Friends.  Phil Vassar will be here, and over the next few weeks we will have some amazing bands performing on the Plaza, so if you’re in NYC, please come visit and enjoy some great music and BBQ from Famous Dave’s!

    The forecast this morning is unsettled, and that’s what we’re going to be dealing with for much of the weekend across the Northeast.

    Severe storms will be a risk over the High Plains today, and then it will be more widespread Saturday.

    Here’s the threat tomorrow with large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes:

    A look ahead to your Memorial Day weather, the eastern third of the U.S. will be at risk for showers and thunderstorms for much of the weekend:

    Here’s a look at Today’s Highs:

    Moving on to our Atlantic Hurricane forecast (the season begins June 1st) NOAA has put out their seasonal outlook, and we could be looking at above average numbers this summer into fall:

    Remember it just takes one bad hurricane to make it a memorable year!

    Here’s the list of names:

    And here’s when we see the most tropical activity:

    Have a great Memorial Day weekend everyone.  See you on Fox and Friends!


  • Storms move into the Northeast and a peek at Memorial Day

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone!

    It’s a another wet day across the Northeast and the MidAtlantic:

    A system that brought over a dozen tornadoes across the southeast will now bring the risk of rain with a few embedded thunderstorms.

    Tomorrow the risk will be over the Central High Plains as a new storm emerges from the Rockies

    Meanwhile, strong winds and very low humidity will create dangerous fire weather conditions in parts of the Desert Southwest and southern High Plains:

    Here’s a look at your highs today:

    And a quick peek ahead to Memorial Day, we have a chance for showers and storms again for the eastern third of the country:

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


  • Heavy rain and the threat for severe storms for the Gulf Coast

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone.  Hope you had a wonderful weekend.   We had a beautiful few days in the Northeast.  This week brings unsettled and cooler weather for many.  Wet weather will be the story for the South and Gulf Coast.

    Flash flooding will be a concern for several states:

    A slight risk for severe storms will bring the threat for hail and damaging winds and an isolated tornado:

    Out west, very warm temperatures will start the week. As temperatures rise, snow melt and flooding will be a threat.

    Have a great Monday everyone.  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.