DENVER — A Tornado Warning was issued for Denver, Weld and Adams counties, ending at 4:30 p.m. Monday afternoon.
An apparent tornado was seen touching down near Ft. Lupton in Weld County about 4 p.m. Another was reported in the southwest section of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge near Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
Denver International Airport sheltered passengers as a precaution until the storm passed. Landings and take-offs were halted for a short period of time until the danger passed.
Tornado sirens were sounding in Aurora, according to the City of Aurora. Extremely heavy rain was reported in the eastern part of metro Denver.
The storm caused damage in a warehouse area at East 50th Avenue and Havana Street in Denver. No injuries were reported.
More storms with very heavy rain were in the forecast for Tuesday into Wednesday. The Red Cross warned residents of Colorado to prepare right away for potential flooding.
A flash flood watch is in effect for much of the state through 6 p.m. on Wednesday.