Confirmed tornadoes hit Colorado’s eastern plains Saturday

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Lightening strikes near Lazy Land at Palmer Park. / FOX21 viewer Jeffery Heizer

Tornado West of Akron: around 1:30pm Saturday

COLORADO SPRINGS — A quiet morning gave way to dark skies, wind, rain, and hail on Saturday. There were confirmed tornados across mainly rural potions of the plains in the afternoon/evening.

Tornado watches were in effect across the Front Range and eastern Colorado until 8 p.m. That watch included Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Walsenburg, Trinidad and more.

Heavy rain hit the downtown Colorado Springs area around 1:30 p.m.

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