Extensive wind damage has been reported from storms in southeast Colorado Friday night.
Portions of Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas and Nebraska are under a severe thunderstorm watch July 9, 2021.
One week after Colorado saw the first drought-free area in the state since mid-2020, drought worsened for part of the state.
Following minor improvements in Colorado's drought conditions last week, extreme and exceptional conditions remain in parts of the state.
Portions of Colordo have made substantial drought improvements over the past two week.
After weeks of increasingly intensifying drought, Colorado saw some slight improvements.
Extreme drought grew to cover more than half of Colorado according to the latest report from the National Drought Mitigation Center.
In northwest and north central Colorado, extreme conditions expanded to cover all or portions of Rio Blanco, Moffat, Routt, Jackson, Larimer and Grand counties. Along the Front Range, Clear Creek, Gilpin, Boulder, Jefferson, Adams, Denver, Arapahoe and Douglas counties also saw severe conditions shift to extreme drought.
Drought conditions in Colorado countinue to deteriorate, with 95 percent of the state abnormally dry or worse, and extreme drought continuing to expand.
Egg size hail and wind gusts are possible for Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska Monday.