David's Tornado Forecast: Get Ready For A Busy Spring
Every year in Oklahoma, we wonder what spring has in store for us -- as in the start of severe weather season.
News 9 Chief Meteorologist David Payne dished up his annual tornado forecast Thursday night, and all signs point to a busy next couple of months.
First, precipitation is expected to be slightly above average in central Oklahoma, and quite above average in eastern Oklahoma. David said temperatures will be above average this spring across the Southern Plains.
Wet. Warm. You know what that means, right?
"I think we're going to end up with a very active spring in the Southern Plains" to include Oklahoma, parts of Texas and the Texas Panhandle, Kansas and Nebraska, David said.
In addition to above average precipitation and temperatures, a strong jet stream plays into a higher possibility for severe weather this spring. As far as tornadoes are concerned, David doesn't think we'll set a new record after doing so in 2019.
On the other hand, David said he's concerned about the possibility of some higher-end severe weather days.