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More Severe Weather, Tornadoes on Tap for Saturday Afternoon

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More severe weather is expected a day after storms across eastern Colorado brought heavy rain, hail, tornado warnings and damaging 70 mile per hour winds to the region.

The National Weather Service is predicting thunderstorms producing up to two-inch hail and wind gusts up to 70 mph for parts of the region Saturday afternoon.

While the risk for tornadoes is low, the Pueblo NWS office calls out Kiowa and Prowers counties in southeast Colorado as being at risk for isolated tornadoes.

Photos - July 27, 2018 Storm Damage in Eads, Kiowa County

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Note: Power has been out for more than 24 hours in parts of the county. Check these food safety tips.

A fast-moving storm downed limbs and at least one tree in Eads Friday evening.

Earlier in the day, the National Weather Service had predicted a series of storms would impact northeast and east central Colorado with wind gusts up to 80 miles per hours and hail up to the size of baseballs. Tornado activity was also predicted.

Another Mixed Week for Colorado Drought Conditions

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Two weeks after all of Otero County, and portions of neighboring counties, moved in to exceptional drought conditions, a series of storms moved part of the impacted area back into extreme drought.

While all of Otero moved into exceptional conditions two weeks ago, the worst drought category receded from the southern two-thirds of the county this week, along with all be the northwest corner of Bent County, the southeast corner of Pueblo County, and parts of northern Las Animas County.

USDA Conducting Grain Production Survey in Colorado

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will survey producers in 32 states, including Arizona, Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming, for its County Agricultural Production Survey (CAPS).

The survey will collect information on total acres planted and harvested, and total yield and production of small grains crops down to the county level. CAPS will provide the data needed to estimate acreage and production of selected crops in the United States.

Kiowa County Sheriff Seeks Information about Bullet Hole

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The Kiowa County Sheriff's Office is seeking information after a possible bullet hole was discovered in an Eads home.

Deputies were called to the 1300 block of Luther Street Friday when the hole was discovered. A suspect has not been identified, and the Sheriff's Office has not released further details. The investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information about the case can contact the Sheriff's Office at 719-438-5411.