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.


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. 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.