Weekend weather may include tornadic activity

Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 4:44pm
Staff reports

A strong upper level storm system expected to push across the Midstate this weekend will likely bring the strongest storm so far this spring, according to the National Weather Service.

“The potential for severe weather looks to be increasingly likely including tornadic supercells,” a statement from the NWS said. “The storm will have the capability to produce large hail, damaging winds and possibly tornadoes.”

The forecast shows the system moving out of the Southern Plains and into the Midstate on Friday night and early Saturday morning, just in time to drench the thousands running in the Music City Marathon.

By early Saturday some storms could become severe ahead of an approaching upper level disturbance with the threat for severe weather continuing throughout the day Saturday.

As is the case with any storm that could produce tornadoes, emergency officials urge residents keep abreast of weather alerts, and take shelter in an interior room or basement if a threat nears.