Tornadoes and other severe thunderstorms have been relatively few and far between so far in 2010. This is because of the colder than normal temperatures across the United States combined with colder than normal water temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico limiting instability (a necessary ingredient for thunderstorms).
This looks like the weather pattern may change starting this weekend.
Preliminary indications are that thunderstorms will become more widespread across the southern half of the U.S. starting this weekend with a potential round of widespread severe thunderstorms between March 31 and April 5.
While it is not my intention to blog about every tornado and severe thunderstorm, I do like to alert our readers when major events might be in the offing.