Below is the latest severe weather outlook issued by the SPC, which shows a relatively rare "High Risk" area for late October:
Tornado watches are currently in effect all across the moderate and high risk areas:
One of the watches has the "buzz words" of: "This is a particularly dangerous situation..." meaning that long tracked and/or strong to violent tornadoes are possible within the watch area:
I'm trying to think of the last time a "high risk" of severe weather was forecast in late October, much less with a PDS Tornado Watch issued this time of the year. Nothing is coming to mind immediately, I'll try to research that later on today if I get some free time.
Warnings are also widespread across the region, with many of them tornado warnings at this time:
This outbreak is the result of the interaction of a strong cold front and vigorous upper level storm system moving into the region. This is the same system that we began watching/talking about last week.