Rare high risk of severe storms issued for parts of Oklahoma, Texas

Another round of severe weather is forecast for Texoma, including the possibility of tornadoes.

The Storm Prediction Center in Norman has issued a rare high risk for severe weather Monday for parts of Oklahoma and Texas. Parts of Texoma included in that area include Ada, Pauls Valley and the Sulphur area. Much of the Ardmore area is under a moderate risk, and much of Texoma along the Red River including Sherman, Denison and Durant are under an enhanced to slight risk of severe storms.

Here's how the SPC summarized Monday's threat:

"An outbreak of tornadoes, some potentially long-track and violent,
is expected today into this evening over portions of northwest Texas
into western and central Oklahoma. More isolated but still
potentially dangerous severe weather, including tornadoes and
destructive winds and hail, is possible in surrounding parts of
Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Arkansas."

School districts in Oklahoma City, nearby Norman and elsewhere have canceled classes Monday as forecasts also call for hail and wind gusts of up to 80 mph (128 kph). A flood watch is in effect for the greater Oklahoma City region. Strong winds and hail also are forecast for the West Texas.

The National Weather Service says the storm system will move later Monday into western Arkansas. The threat of severe weather will continue into Tuesday.

It's the latest round of severe weather to strike the region after a spate of tornadoes raked the Southern Plains on Friday and Saturday, leaving widespread damage and some people injured.

-The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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