Tornadoes possible: severe thunderstorm watch issued for 7 eastern Colorado counties Monday

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Published Monday, July 8, 2019
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by Chris Sorensen

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for seven eastern Colorado counties until 10:00 p.m.

Storms across the area could produce two-inch diameter hail and wind gusts up to 70 miles per hour. Heavy rain and flash flooding can also occur with thunderstorms that develop this evening. Tornadoes are also possible. A tornado warning was in effect ata 6:30 p.m. for north central Cheyenne and south central Kit Carason counties. That warning was set to expire at 7:00 p.m.

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MAP Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Northeast Colorado July 8, 2019
Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Northeast Colorado July 8, 2019. Courtesy NWS.

Counties included in the watch

  • Cheyenne
  • Kit Carson
  • Lincoln
  • Logan
  • Phillips
  • Sedgwick
  • Washington
  • Yuma

The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, has a slight risk for severe storms in the northeast Colorado area, including counties under the watch. With a slight risk, severe thunderstorms are expected to be scattered, with isolated intense storms possible. 

The watch also includes parts of western Nebraska and northeast Kansas.