DENVER - Today’s severe weather risk is even higher than Tuesday’s. With conditions favorable for tornadoes, hail, and wind it’s a good idea to make afternoon adjustments to your plans so that you aren’t caught off guard as so many folks were Tuesday.
Early afternoon is when today’s storms will develop -- mostly along I-25 from Wyoming down to Colorado Springs and Pueblo. Although that whole area won’t be covered by storms, there will be a few along that stretch starting as early as 1 p.m.
Each storm will move northeast into warmer and more humid air. Doing so will increase the energy for tornadoes (10 percent likely), large/damaging hail (greater than 30 percent chance), and damaging wind (15 percent chance).
As the storms push over the eastern plains through late afternoon and during the evening they will grow into a large complex of storms to move off into Kansas and Nebraska overnight.
In addition, the lightning will be very frequent and localized street flooding is also a risk from any storm today.