Tornado watch for 12 southeast Colorado counties Saturday

PROMO Graphic - Weather Tornado WATCH - Chris Sorensen
Published Saturday, May 29, 2021

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for southeast Colorado which is expected to be in effect until 9:00 p.m.

Storms could produce heavy rain and hail as large as two inches in diameter. Wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour are also possible.

Radar image updates every five minutes.

Counties covered by the watch include 

  • Baca
  • Bent
  • Cheyenne
  • Crowley
  • Elbert
  • El Paso
  • Kiowa
  • Las Animas
  • Lincoln
  • Otero
  • Prowers
  • Pueblo


MAP Tornado watch in southeast Colorado for May 29, 2021 - NWS
Tornado watch in southeast Colorado for May 29, 2021 - NWS

Just before 3:00 p.m. thunderstorm warnings were in effect for parts of El Paso, Las Animas, Otero and Bent counties. may earn an affiliate commission if you purchase products or services through links in an article. Prices, when displayed, are accurate at the time of publication but may change over time. Commissions do not influence editorial independence.

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