Severe weather threatens parts of Oklahoma and Texas

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (WTAP) - The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has issued a "High Risk" severe weather day for parts of Oklahoma and Texas ahead of a potentially devastating storm system.

According to the morning forecast discussion provided by the SPC, "An outbreak of strong tornadoes and severe thunderstorms is expected Monday across parts of the southern and central Plains. In addition, many of the storms will have very large hail and wind damage."

A "High Risk" is the highest level outlook the weather agency can issue out of a five level system. The Storm Prediction Center has not issued an outlook this high since the May 18, 2017 tornado outbreak in the same region. 48 total tornadoes were reported through the course of the day, with no fatalities.

KFOR (NBC) is reporting that most public and private schools have opted to cancel class and keep students home during the severe threat.