The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for nine counties which includes Burleigh and Morton Counties.

The Severe Thunderstorm Watch will go until 11 p.m. CST tonight. Severe weather threats include damaging winds and a secondary threat of damaging hail.

The possible slow-moving storms may produce heavy rains. The nine counties in North Dakota which are included in the severe weather alert are:

  • Adams
  • Bowman
  • Burleigh
  • Emmons
  • Grant
  • Hettinger
  • Morton
  • Sioux
  • Stark

According to the National Weather Service in Bismarck, thunderstorms have been forecasted through the weekend but the severe weather threat will be low.

We'll continue to keep you updated on any severe weather alerts as the evening progresses.