Today's forecast is a perfect example of how much lead time it's possible to get on these storms. The noon weather says that today we may get some fairly severe storms along the dry line, which is on the Texas/OK border in the TX panhandle. The storms will weaken as they move east, so no real threat where I am in Central OK. By WEDS & THURS the threat of severe weather (Hail, Thunderstorms, lightning, tornadoes) goes up quite a bit.
So today, I'll walk around and glance at the sky periodically. Tomorrow afternoon as things heat up, I'll look a little more often. On Weds, by the noon weather, I'll listen up real close and look at the sky a lot. On Thursday, even more. Chances are we'll get rain at the worst, but I'll be aware all week that something could happen and on those days where the threat is highest, I'll keep the critters closer than usual in case we need to take precautions. And, of course, I'll be praying that nothing bad happens. But I'll tend the vegetables, horses, chickens and housework just like I always do. I'll just pay a little closer attention to the weather.