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Severe storms, twisters possible across Texoma later this week

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The severe weather outlook for Friday, January 10. (KTEN) The severe weather outlook for Friday, January 10. (KTEN)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Forecasters say severe storms including tornadoes are possible from eastern Texas across the Deep South later this week.

The Storm Prediction Center says more than 9 million people live in parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana where there's an enhanced risk of severe weather on Friday.

KTEN Chief Meteorologist Mandy Bailey said Friday's risk for Texoma is highest for McCurtain, Choctaw, and Lamar counties along a cold front expected to move through. There are still some uncertainties with timing, the cap, and pre-frontal rain.

Storms will move eastward on Saturday, with the potential bull's-eye covering millions of people across much of Mississippi and Alabama, plus parts of eastern Louisiana and the Florida Panhandle. Forecasters say heavy rains are possible in addition to damaging winds.

Many streams already are at or near flood levels because of earlier storms.

Stay with KTEN and KTEN.com for updated weather alerts.

KTEN.com contributed to this report.

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