MARSHALL (KMHL) – Hail to the size of hen eggs, winds to 70 miles per hour and even a few tornadoes are possible this afternoon as the National Weather Service says much of southwest Minnesota is at a risk of severe weather today.

Forecasters with the weather service say there is a slight risk of severe weather in the Marshall area, but areas to the east are in an enhanced risk of severe storms.

Forecasters say storms could begin firing this afternoon and early this evening as a cold front moves through the region this afternoon.

The storms are expected to give way to more tranquil conditions the remainder of the weekend.