Severe thunderstorm watch Saturday evening for east central Colorado

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Published Saturday, June 1, 2019
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by Chris Sorensen

The National Weather Service was issued a severe thunderstorm watch until 10:00 p.m. Saturday for east central Colorado counties.

Just before 6:00 p.m. several severe thunderstorm warnings were in effect in the area, including one storm traveling out of Prowers County into Kiowa County on a track to impact Brandon.

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MAP Severe thunderstorm watch for Saturday, June 1, 2019
Severe thunderstorm watch for Saturday, June 1, 2019 in eastern Colorado.

Counties covered under the watch include Prowers, Bent, Otero, Crowley, Kiowa, Cheyenne, Kit Carson and Lincoln.

A severe thunderstorm watch means that conditions are favorable for the formation of a severe storm, while a warning indicates that a severe thunderstorm is occurring, and can include dangerous, rapidly-changing conditions such as large hail, strong winds and lightning.

If a warning is issued for your area, take shelter in a sturdy building, if possible in an interior room away from windows.