There have been a few stray thunderstorms this year, some severe - such as the tornado producing storm on Monday in Oklahoma.
But today may be the first "outbreak" of severe weather - meaning storms that cross over a wide swath of real estate and produce several damage reports.
A watch has already been issued for north central Texas, including the Dallas area. This will shift east and slightly northeast as the day progresses. Eastern Oklahoma and Arkansas look to be in the target zone, although southern Missouri and extreme southeast Kansas may also see some rough weather.