NWS Posts Severe Storms Watch for S.E. Colorado for Thursday Afternoon


A few severe storms to impact southeast Colorado today.  REMINDER-a watch is not as severe for an immanent storm as a warning post.

A few severe thunderstorms are likely this afternoon and into this evening across the plains. Severe thunderstorms will be capable of hail up to the size of golfballs and wind gusts to 70 mph. The best chance of severe thunderstorms this afternoon will generally be north a Fountain to Lamar line. An isolated tornado will also be possible as the storms track to the east through this evening, generally north of a La Junta to Lamar line. 

Meteorological conditions for extreme fire behavior will occur across the southwest mountains, the San Luis Valley and Fremont county. 

DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Friday through Wednesday: 

Isolated to scattered thunderstorms will be possible across the area Friday through Wednesday. Most storms will be in the afternoon and evening hours, with the main threats being lightning and wind gusts up to 50 mph. Small hail and locally heavy rainfall may also accompany the strongest storms. 


Weather conditions that meet reporting criteria for spotters will be possible after 2 pm generally north of a Fountain to Lamar line.


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