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Denver weather blog: Multiple severe thunderstorm warnings in effect

The threat of severe weather will be considerably higher across northeast Colorado Thursday, with damaging winds and large hail possible along and east of the I-25 Corridor.
Posted: 3:39 PM, Aug 03, 2023
Updated: 2023-08-03 19:36:08-04
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DENVER — The threat of severe weather will be considerably higher across northeast Colorado Thursday afternoon, with damaging winds and golf ball-sized hail possible along and east of the I-25 Corridor, according to forecasters with the National Weather Service (NWS).

Below, you can find updates related to traffic and weather as the storm moves through. Scroll back to read more about Thursday's storm impacts. Refresh this page for that latest updates.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 3

5:26 p.m. | Water rescue | The Cimarron Hills Fire Department is responding to a water rescue at 6800 block of Galley Rd. The roadway is reported to be flooded with vehicles stuck in the intersection. Please avoid the area, officials say.

5:25 p.m. | Flash flood warning at burn scar | A flash flood warning has been issued for the southeast portion of the Cameron Peak burn scar, according to the NWS. Never drive through flooded areas and if the water starts rising, get to higher ground.

5:12 p.m. | Severe thunderstorm warning | Quarter-sized hail is possible with wind gusts up to 60 mph in Fort Collins, Laporte and Bellvue until 5:45 p.m. as a storm moves through the area, according to the NWS.

4:57 p.m. | Severe thunderstorm warning | A severe thunderstorm warning is now in effect for Adams County until 5:45 p.m. Ping pong-sized hail is possible with this storm and wind gusts of up to 60 mph are possible, according to NWS.

4:55 p.m. | Severe thunderstorm warning | A severe thunderstorm warning is effect for Elbert County until 5:45 p.m. The storm could drop half-dollar sized hail and bring wind gusts of up to 60 mph, according to the NWS.

4:41 p.m. | Severe thunderstorm warning | Strasburg, Bennett and Watkins are under a severe thunderstorm warning until 5:15 p.m. The storm could bring wind gusts of up to 70 mph, according to the NWS.

4:26 p.m. | Severe thunderstorm warning | North central Weld County is under a severe thunderstorm warning until 5:15 p.m. as a storm that could drop ping pong ball-sized hail 12 miles east of Rockport, the NWS said.

4:26 p.m. | Severe thunderstorm warning | The NWS has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for central Arapahoe and south central Adams Counties until 5:15 p.m. as quarter-sized hail and 60 mph wind gusts are possible with a thunderstorm near Manila Village. A second severe thunderstorm was south of Bennett moving north at 15 mph, according to the NWS.

4:09 p.m. | Severe thunderstorm warning | Northwestern Elbert County is under a severe thunderstorm warning until 4:45 p.m. The NWS said a severe storm was near Elizabeth and could drop half dollar-sized hail.

4:00 p.m. | Severe thunderstorm warning | The NWS has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for northeastern Larimer County until 4:45 p.m. A severe thunderstorm was 20 miles northwest of Fort Collins, moving east at 5 mph, according to the NWS. Wind gusts up to 60 mph are possible with the storm.

3:47 p.m. | Severe thunderstorm warning | Northwestern Adams County is under a severe thunderstorm warning as a thunderstorm was over northeast Thornton, the NWS said. Quarter-sized hail is possible.

3:36 p.m. | Severe thunderstorm warning | Northeast Denver and southwestern Adams Counties are under a severe thunderstorm warning until 4:15 p.m. for storm 8 miles northeast of Denver that could produce half dollar-sized hail and wind gusts up to 50 mph. Denver International Airport is on a ground stop while the thunderstorm passes.

3:00 p.m. | Severe thunderstorm watch | Colorado's northeastern plains and a small portion of the Denver metro area are under a severe thunderstorm watch until 9 p.m., the NWS said. Thunderstorms that form in the watch area could drop hail up to 2 inches in diameter and wind gusts up to 75 mph are possible.


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