Just in time for tornado season, you can learn how to figure out if bad weather is approaching. The National Weather Service will teach a class in basic storm spotting this week. It's open free to the public; those attending will learn how to recognize specific severe weather patterns before, during and after an event. The class is scheduled for Thursday evening from six to eight at the Rainbow City Community Center on Rainbow Drive. You can find out more from the Gadsden/Etowah Emergency Management Agency at 256-549-4575.