DENVER (KDVR) — While the lingering smoke finally clears out of Colorado on Wednesday, a marginal risk for severe storms is moving in.
The Pinpoint Weather team forecasts a mix of sun and clouds with temperatures in the mid-70s. Meteorologist Travis Michels said the storms will pop up in the early afternoon helping to finally push out all that smoke.
Many areas across the Denver metro and Eastern Plains are under a marginal risk for a severe storm.
According to the National Weather Service, it will be a stormy afternoon and evening for most of the state.
Thunderstorms will most likely begin in the mountains at 11 a.m. and last till 6 p.m.
The Interstate 25 corridor will see thunderstorms from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., and the Eastern Plains will see storms from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The areas under a marginal risk during this storm are focused in the metro and to the east.
According to the Pinpoint Weather team, cities like Denver, Castle Rock, Colorado Springs, and out east to Limon are under the marginal threat.
The Pinpoint Weather team said most of the I-25 corridor and plains are under a marginal risk for severe storms. So, what does that actually mean?
A threat that is defined as a marginal risk is one of the most common categories for thunderstorms. NWS said storms with this risk are similar to ones your area may experience multiple times a year.
The biggest threats will be gusty winds, small hail and plenty of lightning.
Once this storm moves out, Thursday will be sunny with highs in the upper 70s, and another chance for evening storms.
Forecast and radar
Whether you have plans to be outside or you just want to stay on top of the forecast, we have you covered.
We have several different radars on our website, which can be used no matter where you are.
- Interactive Radar
- Colorado Radar
- Denver Metro Radar
- Mountain Radar
- Northeast Plains Radar
- National Radar
Where to see weather alerts
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The Pinpoint Weather team will continue to update the forecast multiple times each day.