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Colorado weather blog: Severe storms possible Friday across the Denver metro

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Posted: 2:00 PM, Jun 14, 2024
Updated: 2024-06-14 19:59:01-04
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DENVER — Severe storms are possible Friday afternoon across the Denver metro and through Colorado’s eastern plains, bringing the threat of large hail, damaging winds and a possible brief tornado.

Denver7 meteorologist Lisa Hidalgo said earlier Friday Denver will be under a slight chance of severe weather, which includes the threat of larger hail over 1.5 inches in diameter and wind gusts over 60 mph.

The Denver7 news team is tracking the latest Colorado severe weather alerts and conditions across the metro.

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Friday, June 14

5:30 p.m. | Latest weather update | Denver7 meteorologist Danielle Grant says the chance for more storms across the Denver metro area is expected to return between 7 and 8 p.m. Friday. Here's where the forecast stand as of 5:30 p.m. in the video below:

Denver metro, eastern Colorado under severe thunderstorm watch until 9 p.m.

4:40 p.m. | Severe thunderstorm warning | Wind gusts of up 50 mph and quarter-sized hail are possible for east central Washington County after a severe thunderstorm was located 12 miles west of Yuma, moving northeast at 30 mph, NWS said.

4:30 p.m. | Flight delays at DIA | A total of 463 flights are delayed at DIA as thunderstorms move through the area, according to FlightAware. 11 flights have been canceled.

4:25 p.m. | Severe thunderstorm warning | Wind gusts of up 60 mph and quarter-sized hail are possible for western Phillips County after a severe thunderstorm was located 17 miles north of Yuma, moving northeast at 30 mph.

Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees. Hail damage to vehicles is expected, NWS said. 

4 p.m. | Severe thunderstorm warning | Wind gusts of up to 50 mph and quarter-sized hail are possible for south central Morgan County and northeastern Adams County until 4:45 p.m., according to the NWS.

A severe thunderstorm was located over Adena, or 18 miles south of Fort Morgan, moving northeast at 20 mph.

3:36 p.m. | Weather update| Denver7 meteorologist Danielle Grant says most storms have moved east of I-25, but we still have a shot at a few more later tonight.

3:35 p.m. | Severe thunderstorm warning | Golf ball-sized hail and up to 50 mph winds are possible in parts of Adams County as well as Morgan County until 4 p.m.

3:33 p.m. | Flight delays at DIA | Nearly 400 flights have been delayed at Denver International Airport Friday, with 387 delays reported as of 3:30 p.m. so far, according to FlightAware. A total off 11 flights have been canceled due to the Friday's storm.

3:15 p.m. | Severe thunderstorm warning | A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Otero County in southeastern Colorado, southern Crowley County in southeastern Colorado, and eastern Adams County in northeastern Colorado until 4 p.m.

The severe thunderstorm was located over Leader, or 29 miles southwest of Fort Morgan, moving northeast at 20 mph, according to the NWS. 

2:28 p.m. | Severe thunderstorm warning | Quarter-sized hail and up to 50 mph is possible for Aurora, Centennial and Littleton as the first round of severe thunderstorms begins moving to our area until 3:15 p.m.

2:10 p.m. | Severe thunderstorm watch | A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for for the eastern half of the state until 9 p.m. Friday. A couple of tornadoes are possible as well as scattered hail up to 2-inch in size and up to 80 mph wind gusts.

1:53 p.m. | Severe thunderstorm warning | Quarter-sized hail is possible for Denver, Aurora and Lakewood as the first round of severe thunderstorms begins moving to our area until 2:30 p.m.

1:10 p.m. | Weather update | Pea-sized hail and up 40 mph winds are possible for Evergreen, Idaho Springs and Kittredge until 1:45 p.m.

12:16 p.m. | Weather update | Pea-sized hail and up 40 mph winds are possible in Idaho Springs, Nederland, Central City and Logan County until 1 p.m.


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