The Storm Prediction Center kept Marshall County under a “Slight Risk” level (2 of 5) for severe weather in their afternoon outlook update. However, the “Enhanced Risk” (3 of 5) zone has moved closer.

Marshall County Emergency Management Agency Director Jack Garner said in a statement at 4 p.m., “Our greatest threat with any potential storm is large hail, possibly up to 2” in diameter.  Wind speeds in excess of 60 mph and an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out either.  If storms develop, they should move through Marshall County between 7 p.m. and midnight tonight, though another round of non-severe storms could follow.”

The EMA director continued, “Uncertainty remains if storms will be able to develop given the “cap” in place preventing storm initiation. If the cap is able to be broken, then storms will have lots of energy available to become severe.  A chance remains for the county to miss storms entirely.” 

Readers should monitor weather conditions closely tonight and have a way to receive severe weather warnings.