Wheeling, W. VA. (WTRF) – The Storm Prediction Center has outlined portions of our viewing area in an elevated risk for severe weather for this evening.

Our counties included are: Belmont, Harrison, Jefferson, Guernsey, Noble, Monroe, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel, and Tyler. These areas are outlined in a Slight Risk for severe weather or a two out of five on the severe weather scale.

There is a sliver of a Marginal Risk or one out of five that sneaks in Hancock county.

A look at the SPC Severe Weather Outlook.

The timeframe for potential weather in our area is between 5 – 11 PM. Shower activity will likely be widespread and stick around into the early morning hours of Thursday. Isolated instances of thunderstorms could stick around into Thursday.

Primary concerns include gusty winds and torrential downpours. A few instances of small hail are possible, primarily across Southern/Central Ohio.