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Live weather updates: Scattered storms possible in Denver this evening

The cooler temperatures will limit the amount of energy for severe storms in Denver, but we could still see hail and heavy rain, which will lead to more street flooding.
Posted: 3:15 PM, Jun 29, 2023
Updated: 2023-06-30 18:07:44-04
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DENVER — There will be another round of showers and thunderstorms in the Denver metro area Friday. Cooler temperatures should limit the formation of some severe storms, but hail, heavy rain and flooding are all potential threats.

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


2:43 p.m. | Severe thunderstorm warning | A severe thunderstorm warning continues for El Paso and Pueblo counties until 3 p.m. Quarter-sized hail and up to 60 mph winds are possible.

2:36 p.m. | Severe thunderstorm warning | A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Arvada, Wheat Ridge and Golden until 3 p.m. Quarter-sized hail and 50 mph winds are possible.

1:14 p.m. | Flood advisory for burns scars | A flood advisory is in effect for the north central part of the Cameron Peak burn scar, between Rustic and Red Feather Lakes.

12:55 p.m. | Severe thunderstorm watch for SE Colorado | A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for much of the eastern plains and SE Colorado, including Baca, Bent, Cheyenne, Crowley, Elbert, El Paso, Huerfano, Kiowa, Kit Carson, Las Animas, Lincoln, Otero, Prowers, Pueblo, Washington and Yuma counties until 7 p.m.

12:40 p.m. | Road closures due to flooding | A flood warning has been issued for the Sand Creek and Box Elder areas of southeast Weld County, and officials there say there are several road closures due to the amount of run-off from storms this morning. The following roads are closed:

  • CR 73 from SH 52 to CR 18
  • CR 71 from CR 14 to CR 16
  • CR 10 from SH 79 (CR 69) to CR73
  • CR 14 from CR 69 to CR 71
  • CR 16 from CR 71 to CR 73
  • CR 18 from CR 73 to CR 75.5
  • CR 22 east of CR 73

Additional closures could be possible through the weekend, officials said.
11:58 a.m. | Latest weather forecast | Denver7 meteorologist Lisa Hidalgo has the latest weather forecast as strong storms move into the Denver metro today.

Severe weather threat for the Denver metro lower on Friday, but isolated thunderstorms, hail still possible

11:56 a.m. | Possible delays at DIA | Denver International Airport officials say flights out the airport may experience delays of up to two hours due to thunderstorms in the area today.

Check your flight status with your airline before you head out the door.

11:32 a.m. | Flash flood warning | The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for the Cameron Peak burn scar in central Larimer County.

11:11 a.m. | Flood warning for northeastern Colorado | The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings in Northeastern Colorado. Expect closed/flooded roads throughout the day. Use caution, be patient and allow for extra travel time.

10:15 a.m. | Strong storm in the metro| The NWS has issued a special weather statement for a storm in northwest Arapahoe, Denver, northeast Jefferson and western Adams Counties until 10:45 a.m. for the potential of half-inch hail and moderate rain.

9 a.m. | What to expect today weather-wise | Small hail, brief light to moderate rainfall and cloud to ground lightning will be possible Friday as strong thunderstorm moves through the Denver metro area, according to National Weather Service (NWS) officials in Boulder. Click below to check today's severe weather forecast.

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8 p.m. | Adams County road closures | Peterson Road north of Highway 36 in Adams County is closed due to flooding, according to the Adams County Sheriff's Office.

7:36 p.m. | Rockies v. Dodgers game | First pitch for Thursday's Rockies v. Dodgers game has been scheduled for 8:30 p.m. In the hours before first pitch of a game between the Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers, a blanket of hail covered the tarp-protected field as heavy rain and severe weather swept through metro Denver and onto the eastern plains. See the photos here.

6:54 p.m. | Highway 36 closed | Eastbound and westbound Highway 36 is closed between Watkins and Schumaker roads due to flooding, according to Bennett-Watkins Fire Rescue. Several areas of Highway 36 are flooded between Watkins and Bennett.

The agency said crews are responding to multiple calls. Drivers should not drive through flooded roadways.

6:39 p.m. | Severe thunderstorm warning | A severe thunderstorm warning continues for Adams County until 7 p.m. The storm will contain tennis ball-sized hail, the NWS says.

5:55 p.m. | Severe thunderstorm warning | A severe thunderstorm warning for north central Douglas County in northeastern Colorado and Central Jefferson County until 6:30 p.m.

5:43 p.m. | Flash flooding warning | Flash flooding is expected east of Denver International Airport due to this slow-moving storm. The NWS says people should avoid crossing flooded roadways.

5:42 p.m. | Flash flood warning | A flash flood warning is in effect for Bennett and Watkins until 8:45 p.m., according to the NWS.

5:14 p.m. | Severe weather on I-70 | A severe thunderstorm is on its way with up to 3-inch diameter hail and 70 mph between Watkins and Strasburg. The storm is moving east-northeast over the area over the next half-hour. "This is a destructive storm," the NWS says.

5:02 p.m. | Xcel Energy outages | Xcel Energy is reporting several outages across the metro this afternoon:

272 customers affected in Denver
1 customer affected in Douglas County
2 customers affected in Weld County
11 customers affected in Boulder County
444 customers affected in Adams County
57 customers affected in Jefferson County
119 customers affected in Arapahoe County

4:45 p.m. | Cancellations and delays at DIA | As of 4:45 p.m. Thursday, there were 656 delays, according to FlightAware, and 174 cancellations.

4:35 p.m. | Cancellations and delays at DIA | There are 111 delays and 13 cancellations at DIA due to weather, according to FlightAware's Misery Map.

4:29 p.m. | Severe thunderstorm warning | Aurora, DIA and Bennett are now under a severe thunderstorm warning until 5:15 p.m., per the NWS.

4:22 p.m. | Reports of flooding in Denver | The NWS says there are "quite a few" reports of flooding in and around Denver, including on area interstates. They advise people to avoid the roads if possible as the storm moves through.

4:07 p.m. | Flash flood warning | A flash flood warning is in effect for Lakewood and Wheat Ridge as well as Edgewater until 6 p.m., according to the NWS.

3:52 p.m. | Heavy ran along I-25 | Denver7's Bayan Wang reports heavy rain is falling along I-25.

3:33 p.m. | Intensifying thunderstorms west of Denver |Expect hail up to 1" in diameter under the core(s), but hail size may increase with time. Anyone under the storm's path in western Denver metro is advised to stay indoors!

3:10 p.m. | Severe thunderstorm warning | Southwest Denver and Northern Jefferson Counties are under a severe thunderstorm warning until 4:30 p.m. for a storm located near Red Rocks Park, 14 miles west of Denver, according to the NWS.

3:10 p.m. | Weather | Strong storms are on their way to Denver and may become severe as they move east, according to the National Weather Service.

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