Colorado’s first tornado of year hits Elbert County; warm weather ahead

DENVER — There was a confirmed tornado, the first of the year for the state, in Elbert County just after 5 p.m. Monday.

No damage was reported. Additional isolated storms are possible through the late evening.

Tuesday will start with partly sunny skies along the Front Range. Winds will be breezy to gusty through the day, but that warms Denver to 82 degrees in the afternoon with a 10 percent chance of an isolated shower or storm.

It is the time of year when any thunderstorm might become severe with large hail, damaging wind, and tornadoes.

High temperatures will stay in the 80s the rest of the week in Denver. Denver’s average high temperature this time of year is 73 degrees, making this week unseasonably warm.

Denver and the Front Range will have another 10 percent chance of an isolated storm on Wednesday.

Conditions will dry out Thursday through Saturday with great outdoor weather to end the work week and start the weekend.

However, stormier weather might be here by Memorial Day.

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