We’re coming up on Severe Weather Awareness Week.

Governor Terry Branstad, Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and the National Weather Service have designated March 27-31 as Severe Weather Awareness Week.

So, weather permitting, next Wednesday will be the annual tornado preparedness day across the state. In recent years, the state-wide tornado drill day was delayed by a day due to bad weather, which included a day of actual inclement weather, and high winds.

Knowing when severe weather is possible will give you time to prepare. You can always find current conditions, forecasts and hazardous weather information at weather.gov.

 If you’re not on your computer, you can access the same information via your mobile device.

 Each day, severe weather topics and tips will be shared with the public. The schedule — Monday: severe thunderstorms; Tuesday: receiving warning information; Wednesday: tornadoes; Thursday: family preparedness; Friday: flooding.