Marshall County EMA Director Jack Garner is making citizens aware of possible weather risks this week.   

In a release on Tuesday Garner said, “In addition to this week’s forecasted extreme heat, severe weather it is becoming increasingly likely on Wednesday, July 26. The Storm Prediction Center has placed Marshall County under an “Enhanced Risk” (level 3 out of 5) for severe storms tomorrow. Damaging winds at 60+ mph are the greatest threat, though large hail and heavy downpours resulting in localized flash flooding are also on the table. A stray tornado is unlikely but cannot be ruled out. There could be two rounds of storms that pass through, both roughly between 2-10 pm.”

While the heat and storms will get the most attention, an Air Quality Alert has also been issued once again today due to more Canadian wildfire smoke blowing in. Please exercise caution if you plan on spending time outside today, especially if you are in a group sensitive to poor air quality. Consider keeping windows closed to keep smoke particles from entering your home or vehicle.