Thunderstorms, hail and possible tornadoes could affect Boulder, Broomfield and Weld counties

According to the National Weather Service post on X, a tornado watch has been issued for parts of Boulder, Broomfield and Weld counties until 11 p.m.

Severe thunderstorms are also expected in northeastern Colorado, according to the weather service’s hazardous weather outlook. Damaging hail and wind and even a few tornadoes are possible in the late afternoon and evening.

The storms are expected to impact northwestern Boulder County above 30,000 feet, southwestern Boulder County above 30,000 feet, Boulder County between 20,000 and 30,000 feet, northwestern Weld County and Boulder County below 20,000 feet, Broomfield County below 6,000 feet, and northeastern Weld County and the south. Weld County below 6,000 feet.

The stronger storms are expected to begin developing over the southern and eastern portions of metro Denver or the Palmer Divide by mid to late afternoon, then become more numerous as they move northeastward through the evening spread across the plains depending on the weather forecast.

“There is a risk of tornadoes in the southern and eastern portions of the Denver metro area by mid-afternoon to late afternoon, with the greatest risk of severe weather increasing in the northeastern Plains through this evening,” the forecast said. “It’s a good afternoon and evening to be prepared for the weather and be ready to take action if dangerous weather approaches your location.”

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