Tornado Threat Forecast: April 23-29, 2015

The tornado potential spikes Friday and Saturday across the South, with another period of somewhat-favorable conditions in the southern Plains early next week. Threats start to diminish heading into midweek as upper-level ridging takes over in the Plains and troughing sets up over the eastern U.S.

The abridged-because-suddenly-vehicle-repairs edition. I swear, things are conspiring against me and having free time on Mondays and Thursday this year.

1-3 Day
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Thursday

Central High Plains — TORNADO RANGE: 0-2 — CONFIDENCE: High
Expected Tornado Hotspot: None

Central Texas — TORNADO RANGE: 1-4 — CONFIDENCE: Normal
Expected Tornado Hotspot: None

Friday

Central and southeastern Plains, southern Miss. Valley — TORNADO RANGE: 7-16 — CONFIDENCE: Normal
Expected Tornado Hotspot: Eastern Plains

Saturday

Tennessee Valley, Southeast — TORNADO RANGE: 6-14 — CONFIDENCE: Normal
Expected Tornado Hotspot: None

4-7 Day
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Sunday

Southern Plains — TORNADO RANGE: 3-8 — CONFIDENCE: Normal
Expected Tornado Hotspot: Oklahoma, northern Texas

Monday

Southern Plains, southern Miss. Valley — TORNADO RANGE: 3-7 — CONFIDENCE: Low
Expected Tornado Hotspot: None

Tuesday

Central and eastern Gulf — TORNADO RANGE: 1-4 — CONFIDENCE: Low
Expected Tornado Hotspot: None

Wednesday

Florida, southern Georgia — TORNADO RANGE: 1-4 — CONFIDENCE: Low
Expected Tornado Hotspot: None

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