Severe weather outlook for the Panhandle

Amarillo, TX - With severe weather already hitting many areas across the United States many are asking what is in store for the Panhandle this tornado season.

We have had a couple of quiet years in the Panhandle when it comes to severe weather but the National Weather Service says it is never too early to prepare for the possibility of more storms.

The National Weather Service says weather patterns are quickly changing, which means this spring and summer should bring a little more moisture and possibly more severe storms to the area.

"Well right now, la Nina is weakening and what that means is the warm and dry conditions should go out the way side and we should get more thunderstorms about the time of our severe weather season so we are looking at more thunderstorms, especially compared to last year," said Krissy Scotten with the weather service.

One of the best things you can do to prepare for the upcoming weather season is to make sure you have a reliable way of receiving notifications.

Now, we talked with Doppler Dave about the storm season coming up and he says it will definitely be more active than last year but shouldn't be anything too extreme.