DENVER (KDVR) — Severe storms across eastern Colorado Thursday afternoon caused hail larger than a quarter to fall in some areas and prompted three tornado warnings in the metro area.
At 2:40 p.m., a tornado warning was issued for a storm in the Westminster area. That warning included parts of Adams, Broomfield and Jefferson counties, and expired at 3:15 p.m.
At 3:10 p.m., a tornado warning was issued for the area near Parker and Franktown in Douglas County until 3:30 p.m.
At 3:45 p.m., a new tornado warning was issued for parts of Douglas and Elbert counties. By 4 p.m., the tornado warning for those counties was allowed to expire.
A strong storm system was forecasted early Thursday to move across northern Colorado, bringing showers and thunderstorms. The storms are expected to race quickly to the northeast corner of Colorado before ending around 8-9 p.m.
In the mountains, light snow could mix with the late-night rain showers above 12,000 feet. It’s not uncommon to see snow dusting the peaks at this time in August. It also goes to the influx of colder air across the higher terrain.
There could be a few lingering showers along the Front Range after midnight through early Friday morning. It will be windy at times early on Friday, but it’ll be sunny and pleasantly warm.
We will be breezy and sunny with pleasant 80s on Saturday followed by hotter 90s on Sunday. We will be dry and staying in the hot 90s through Tuesday.
We will have a few thunderstorms back in the forecast toward the end of next week, which will help lower temperatures back into the 80s.