DENVER (KDVR) — As the severe storm season is upon us in eastern Colorado, there is a chance for strong to severe storms in the forecast for both Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Tornado warnings were issued for several areas.
A severe thunderstorm watch was issued until 9 p.m. Wednesday for northeastern Colorado, including the Front Range and Fort Collins. The Pinpoint Weather Team issued a Pinpoint Weather Alert Day due to these storms. Heavy rain, gusty winds, lightning and hail were the main threats.
On Wednesday, scattered storms fired up in the early afternoon hours and slid east. There were several rounds of storms throughout the afternoon and evening before they slid east late Wednesday night.
There was a marginal and slight risk for storms to turn severe across eastern Colorado. Heavy rain, gusty winds, and hail were the main threats.
Thursday will be similar with highs in the mid-80s and scattered afternoon and evening storms. The risk for severe storms (shown below) is marginal along and east of Interstate 25 with hail and gusty winds possible.
Storm chances will go down to 10% on Friday as temperatures heat up to the mid-90s. Most places will stay dry on Friday.
Dry weather will stick around through the weekend with only a 10% chance for an isolated storm on Sunday. Temperatures will be close to or hit 100 degrees on both days.
The record high on Saturday is 98 degrees set in 2021.
Storm chances will return on Monday and Tuesday of next week.