UPDATE: The tornado warning has been extended to 9 p.m.
There is a tornado warning in effect in Saline County until 8:15 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.
According to The Weather Channel, a tornado warning issued earlier today for Saline County is lifted, but there is still a severe thunderstorm warning until 5:15 p.m.
Saline County is under a tornado watch until 9 p.m.
A precautionary boil water notice has been issued for residents of the city of Shannon Hills living in the area located west of Otter Creek to Vimy Ridge Road.
A water main break at the corner of Clayton and Donnie drives is the reason for the boil order, according to David Passmore, public works manager.
As a precaution, all affected customers â€” an estimated 350 â€” are advised that the water may be unsafe for human consumption, Passmore said. Water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth, or washing dishes should be boiled briskly for one minute.
The National Weather Service calls for a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today in Saline County, with wind gusts as high as 25 mph.
Forecasts of rainfall and thunderstorms continue tonight and throughout the weekend, with the NWS calling for possible severe storms on Saturday night.