Thunderstorms, some severe, likely Wednesday

Weather

Given the ingredients in place over southern Colorado today, one or two severe thunderstorms are likely to occur.

One area of concern is a storm possibly developing over the Palmer Divide or Rampart Range between 1:45 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. and moving south/southeast over eastern sections of the metro area.

Should this occur, this storm could produce some very large hail. The storm, should it develop, would end up moving toward Pueblo.

TIMING

  • Eastern mountains: 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Colorado Springs and vicinity: 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Pueblo and vicinity: 4 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Southern I-25 corridor: 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Eastern plains: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

THREATS

  • Hail 1″ – 2″
  • Straight-line wind with gusts near 60 mph
  • Isolated tornadoes
  • Heavy rain, flash flooding (burn scars, urban trouble spots)

Storms over the eastern plains this evening are likely to develop into a line or cluster, and would be most likely to cause some flooding or straight-line wind issues versus large hail.

This photo was taken by Matt Mannillo off of highway 115 at about 3:00 pm.

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