Millions faced with severe weather across central U.S. - Multi-day severe outbreak begins tonight; three severe thunderstorm watches issued

The severe weather outbreak is set to begin Sunday night, continuing through Monday and Tuesday as a deep dip in the jet stream swings from the Great Plains into the South.

In addition, the flash flood threat will be in play from this same system as locally heavy rainfall is wrung out over areas that have been soaked in past days.

Below, we have more details on severe weather and flash flood threats across the country. You can scroll down the page, or click on these links to jump to your area of interest.

The Weather Channel TV network will pre-empt regular programming nationwide to bring you continuing live weather coverage from midnight Sunday night (Monday morning) until at least 11 p.m. EDT Monday to cover this severe weather outbreak, along with Tropical Storm Gonzalo as it threatens the Caribbean. We will cut into programming at other times if conditions warrant.

The radar maps above focus on the most likely areas for severe weather and/or flash flooding. Maps update every five minutes; refresh this page for the latest image.

NOAA's Storm Prediction Center has issued the following severe weather watches:

- A severe thunderstorm watch is valid until 11 p.m. CDT for portions of southern Kansas, western Oklahoma, and northwest Texas. The watch does not include any large metropolitan areas, but does include areas east of Amarillo, Texas, and west of Oklahoma City.

- A severe thunderstorm watch is valid until 3 a.m. CDT for portions of north and west Texas, including the cities of Wichita Falls and Abilene.

- A severe thunderstorm watch is valid until 3 a.m. CDT for parts of Oklahoma and south-central Kansas, including the cities of Oklahoma City and Tulsa.