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Strong thunderstorms rumble over Colorado

Severe storms, lightning, hail & rain
Posted: 5:24 AM, Jul 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-23 23:46:05-04

DENVER — 

Thunderstorms roared over Colorado on Monday dropping flooding rains, large hail and even producing a brief tornado in Park County.

The worst weather hit in the Bailey area with flash flooding and mudslides and in Manitou Springs with some severe flash flooding from the Waldo Canyon Burn Scar.  Large hail fell in Pueblo and Canon City.  Denver had several rounds of heavy rain, intense lightning and even a 60 mph wind gust at Buckley Air Force Base.

The thunderstorm activity will diminish across the state overnight, with only a few storms lingering on the far eastern plains in Tuesday morning.  Low temperatures will drop to around 60 degrees in Denver, with mid-40s to low 50s in the mountains. 

Tuesday will be quite a bit warmer and drier as winds blow from the southwest and push to cool, moist air away from Denver into Nebraska and Kansas. Temperatures will climb to near 90 degrees in Denver, with only a 20 percent chance of afternoon thunderstorms.  

Colorado will be right on the edge of the storm track for the rest of the week.  Northwesterly winds aloft will serve to steer a couple more cold fronts down from the Northern Rockies.  With the passage of each front, temperatures will drop a bit and the humidity will increase.

The most likely days to see numerous showers and thunderstorms will be Thursday and again on Sunday with highs both days around 80 degrees.  Wednesday, Friday and Saturday should be warmer days with isolated afternoon and evening storms and highs in the mid-to upper 80s.