Forecasters to change severe weather warnings to reach more residents as soon as April

EL Reno double tornadoes May 31 Dillard

Changes could be coming to the way meteorologists forecast the threat of severe weather.

Forecasters are making changes to the advisories that warn residents about the incoming risk.

Instead of saying there’s a slight, moderate or high risk of severe weather, the storm prediction center will add the labels “marginal” and “enhanced” risks.

State emergency managers said if the public has been tuning out any “slight risk” warnings, they’re hoping this new language could capture more people’s attention.

National Weather Service administrators still have to approve these changes.

We’re told they could go into effect as soon as April.