NewsNation | April 13, 2012
>>> we're tracking severe thunderstorms that could bring tornadoes today through the weekend. we want to go to carl parker for a closer look at the time line . what are you watching? where is it going?
>> well, there could be some storms this afternoon that produce tornadoes. certainly there's a wind and hail let the. tomorrow we're looking at the potential for significant tornadoes in the central plains . i'll show you where in a moment. this courtesy of a very powerful storm that's now coming into california with a lot of wind energy aloft. an area of showers and storms moving into los angeles . with this line of storms, it is now approaching santa monica . there could be some hail and even a tornado. that's a possibility. notice the tornado watch that has come out across this cold front . that's where storms will initiate into parts of tornado. we're looking at a hail and wind threat. a chance of tornadoes. tomorrow as the stronger storm comes out of the west, a lot of moisture feeding into that. we'll see very strong winds aloft . the wind sheer that is necessary to produce rotating storms and tornadoes, that will really converge on the central plains . so a significant tornado threat in oklahoma is extending into kansas. also here into lincoln, big game tomorrow in lincoln. thatred and white spring game. there will be 50,000 people in town for that. so hopefully they're aware of what's going on. and in iowa, significant long track tornadoes entirely possible toward late afternoon and through the evening hours. and then that storm lifts up into the western lakes. again, there will be a tornado threat and that will extend into eastern parts of texas. so thomas, a very busy weekend, unfortunately, in the nation's heartland.
>> a lot of spring weather