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Strong storm moving through Colorado

Rain and thunder on the plains, snow in the mountains
April 27 2021 5:15am forecast
Posted at 4:58 AM, Apr 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-27 23:06:09-04

DENVER — A strong spring has brought a mix of snow, rain and strong thunderstorms across Colorado.

There were five reports of tornadoes Tuesday afternoon - the first twisters of the season for Colorado! The tornadoes were brief, but confirmed as they dropped out of the sky near Wild Horse Point and First View in Lincoln and Cheyenne Counties.

Snow in the high country will continue over the northern and central mountains. The snow will be heaviest over the mountains of Summit County and the Front Range with 6-12 inches possible above 10,000 feet by mid-morning on Wednesday. A Winter Storm Warning continues for the mountains west of Denver through Wednesday morning and a Snow Advisory is in effect for the foothills of Jefferson and Douglas County above 7,500 feet.

The rain may mix with or turn to snow Tuesday evening over the foothills and the western and southern suburbs above 6,000 feet. Snow may accumulate to a couple inches on grassy surfaces.

Temperatures will drop from the mid to upper to the low to mid 30s by Wednesday morning.

A good soaking rain will be welcome for the I-25 Corridor and Northeast Plains through Wednesday morning. An inch or two of much needed moisture is likely!

A few showers will still be possible through Wednesday morning with highs 55 to near 60 degrees. Skies gradually clear through the day.

Thursday and Friday will be warm and dry with highs warming back to the 70s. By Saturday, highs will be in the 80s!

Sunday will be a little cooler with a chance for afternoon thunderstorms.

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