After weeks of increasingly intensifying drought, Colorado saw some slight improvements.
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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.
Hail up to two inches in diameter, wind gusts to 70 miles per hour, flash flooding and tornadoes are possible with Sunday's storms over Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.
Severe thunderstorm with strong winds, large hail and some tornado potential, are expected to impact parts of Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas Sunday afternoon.
Hot weather continues in Kiowa County, Colorado, and a chance for severe thunderstorms starts the week.
Severe thunderstorms are possible Sunday and Monday across eastern Colorado, particularly the southeastern portion of the state. Large hail, damaging winds, and even a tornado or two are possible.
Exceptional drought - the worst category - entered Colorado last week, and exited the state this week.
The National Weather Service is predicting another round of winter weather for southeast Colorado Wednesday afternoon into early Thursday morning.