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  • 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!

    JD

  • Two storms impacting Holiday Travel

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hello everyone!

    Happy Eve before Christmas Eve!  We have a lot of weather to take a look at over the next couple of days as people travel to and from home.  Let’s get to it:

    Snow, freezing rain will be possible across the Central U.S. today as a fast moving system pushes through.

    Rain, heavy at times will move into the Mississippi, tennessee and Ohio valley.

    The next big system is moving into the West and will bring significant impacts from the Rockies and into the Plains this holiday weekend.

    Heavy snow, strong winds  could cause blizzard conditions over the Northern Plains while severe storms could break out over the Central and Southern Plains.

    Holiday travel will definitely be affected, so make sure you’re alert of all the latest weather news. Have a wonderful, safe Christmas everyone.  I’ll be back on Tuesday.

    JD

  • A First Day of Winter warm up?

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone.  We’ve got a quiet weather pattern for travellers over the next couple of days which is good news, however a busier weekend with snow, ice and possibly severe weather could be on the way.  We’ll keep you posted through the rest of the week.

    For now, temperatures are warming up for much of the country this first official day of winter.

    Look at the difference from yesterday morning:

    Here are your daytime highs:

    In the short term, a fast moving system will bring a quick burst of snow from the Northern Plains to New England tomorrow afternoon.

    A new storm coming from the Southwest will bring moisture to the plains Friday and we’ll watch a bigger storm Christmas eve that could bring snow ice and severe weather Christmas day.

    Taking a look at your white Christmas forecast, warm air will melt away a lot of the snow that we received over the last few weeks especially along the northeast coast, but for much of the interior west, snow will be on the ground from Northwester New Mexico up into Wyoming and Montana, east through the Dakotas, iowa, Minnesota and acros the great lakes through the interior northeast.

  • Bitter cold air retreats this week and who has a white Christmas?

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning all.  I hope you had a great weekend.  We’ve had a lot of weather troubles over the last week, but thankfully there’s a bit of good news on the horizon!

    The extremely cold air we’ve been experiencing the past week will begin to retreat, and temperatures will start to moderate for much of the US.   However, we’re still shivering across much of the U.S this morning:

    Another round of rain and mountain snow will spread across the Northwest and move towards the Midwest midweek.

    Showers will persist across the southeast (which is ultimately good news considering this area is experiencing a record drought)

    Looking ahead, a quieter weather pattern will be with us as we head into the Christmas weekend. And incase you’re wondering whether your area will have a “white Christmas”  here’s a look at historical probability:

    And what the forecast is telling us:

    I’ll have another update Wednesday!  See you on Fox and Friends!

    JD

  • Here comes the cold!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone.

    Some of the coldest air we’ve felt in a while for this time of year is on its way!

    An arctic airmass is pushing in and overspreading much of the U.S. this week with temperatures dipping close to – or surpassing record lows by weeks end.

    Single digits and teens will be widespread.  Lake effect snow will continue to crank up as cold air moves over the warmer waters of the lakes.

    We’ve got a quick, weak system will bring a wintry mix over the great lakes, ohio valley, midatlantic and northeast through tomorrow morning.

    And finally, a  storm from the pacific will bring a surge of heavy rain and significant snow to the western U.S. this week:

    As Freddy the Frogcaster would say:  Be prepared, everyone!

    JD

  • Winter storm moves into the Northeast, polar plunge behind it!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone!  I hope you had a great weekend.  We got a quick shot of snow yesterday near our house, but then it changed over to rain which is the story for many.  The widespread wintry weather affect the Northeast and portions of the Mid-Atlantic regions.

    A mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain is possible with conditions improving throughout the day. Winter weather advisories are up for many for the next few hours.

    The trailing end of the associated cold front will stall along the Gulf Coast bringing rain and isolated thunderstorms.   The West is active this week with more rain and snow along the coast and into the mountains.   And a new arctic air mass will overspread much of the northern plains and Midwest over the next couple days.  This will certainly be the coldest air so far this season, maybe in years for some!

    Moving south and east by the end of the week.  Take a look at these Friday morning lows!

    Another update same time tomorrow!

    JD

  • New storm from the West moves across country

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone — Happy Friday!  We’ve got a few big weather headlines as we head into the weekend.  So let’s get to it:

    As the coldest air of the season settles in, a series of storm systems will bring heavy rain along the west coast and heavy snow into the mountains through the weekend.

    Snow will  spread onto the northern Plains, the Midwest and eventually the Northeast Sunday:

    Heavy Lake Effect snow will also be ongoing downwind of the Great Lakes with western New York picking up  2 to 3 feet!

    And we’ll have to wait and see how much cold air moves in and the exact track of the storm to see how much snow we could get here in the Northeast Sunday/Monday.  Stay tuned!

    Have a wonderful weekend.  Talk to you on Monday!

    JD

  • Another cold blast on the way for the U.S.

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning all!  Hope you’re having a great week.  We’re officially half way to the weekend! Woohoo!   And 18 days before Christmas…yikes!

    Taking a look at the worst of the weather across the U.S right now –blizzard conditions will taper off across the Northern Plains and Midwest:

    Strong winds and cold temperatures are bringing below zero windchills and blowing snow.

    The cold air will continue to sink south and east spreading across much of the U.S. by weeks end.

    Lake effect snow will crank up with 2-3 feet of snow possible for parts of western new York as we head into the weekend…

    Finally, unsettled weather moves into the West coast today with a mix of rain and snow from the Northwest down into central California tomorrow.

    Another update for the weekend on Friday.  Have a great rest of the week everyone!

    JD

  • Here comes winter!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone!

    Hope you’re all doing well.  Our family was visiting Disney last week and enjoyed beautiful weather in sunny Florida.  We had a great time, but it was exhausting.  HA! It’s feeling like vacation being here at work this morning.  We were on the go from 8am until 9pm — but it was worth it.  Our kids were delighted with the sights and sounds of the magical land of Walt Disney world.

    Across the U.S,  we have a lot of weather to talk about this week.  Thunderstorms with heavy rain are expected from eastern Texas across the Gulf Coast and into the Southeast U.S.

    Heavy downpours could lead to  flash flooding and some of these thunderstorms could turn severe bringing hail, wind and tornadoes.

    Meanwhile, heavy rain and snow will spread across the Northwest with snow spreading over the higher elevations of the cascades and northern Rockies.

    And get set for the coldest air of the season to arrive this week for millions with temperatures dropping 20-30 degrees below average.

    Here’s a look at Thursday morning lows for the Northern Plains:

    Have a great morning everyone!  It’s beginning to look and feel like Christmas!

    JD

  • Thanksgiving forecast and a Hurricane?

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!  Happy Thanksgiving Eve.  Hope you’re all doing great — I have so much to be Thankful for this year, including all of you that keep on coming back to the blog year after year.  I’m going to be on vacation next week, but back for the rest of December to bring you fun and forecasts on Fox and Friends!

    So let’s get to the travel weather:

    A storm pushing into the Midwest and great lakes will bring a mix of snow, sleet freezing rain and rain through tomorrow.

    Roads could be tricky and delays can be expected for travelers.  Showers and thunderstorms are possible along the associated cold front over the Mississippi Valley.

    Several systems moving into the west will keep weather active from the Northwest down into Northern California over the next few days bringing rain and mountain snow.

    Here’s a look at your possible travel delays:

    And the forecast looks to be mainly cloudy for the Thanksgiving Day parade tomorrow:

    And if you can believe it we’re still watching the tropics with Hurricane Otto making a landfall across Nicaragua and Costa Rica tomorrow:

    Have a wonderful weekend my friends!  See you a week from Monday!

    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.