UPDATED 5/20/2019 1:40 PM

Tornado Watch in effect until 10 pm for the following:

UPDATED 5/20/2019 11:33 AM

The National Weather Service has moved much of our area into the high risk category for severe weather today. Weather service officials, storm spotters and local law enforcement agencies are on alert as super cell storm development is likely from Monday afternoon and into the overnight hours as well across the area.

The latest update from NOAA, an outbreak of tornadoes, some potentially long-track and violent, is expected later today into this evening "over portions of northwest Texas into western and central Oklahoma. More-isolated but still potentially dangerous severe weather, including tornadoes, is possible in surrounding parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Arkansas."

Everyone is advised to stay tuned to local radio and television this afternoon and evening to monitor the situation closely and be prepared to take tornado safety precautions.

Large hail, damaging winds, frequent cloud-to-ground lightning and heavy rain fall are expected with this round of severe weather. Flood potential is high, especially across areas where the ground remains saturated from recent rains and flooding.

Click here for our weather page and stay tuned to News Talk 1290 for updates as the situation warrants.