Damaging winds, with potential for gusts up to 70 miles per hour, developed in Colorado mountains overnight and have spread to the eastern plains.
National Weather Service offices in Boulder and Pueblo are cautioning people in the eastern half of Colorado to be alert for potential flash flooding Sunday afternoon.
As monsoon moisture continues to flow across the state, the National Weather Service has issued flood and flash flood watches for a large swath of Colorado Thursday.
Elevated risk for grass and wildland fire returns to southeast Colorado Tuesday as winds increase and relative humidity drops.
A severe thunderstorm watch is in place for portions of eastern Colorado.
Twenty Colorado counties are under a severe thunderstorm watch Saturday afternoon.
Colorado's first significant snow storm of the fall is expected to enter the state Sunday night, continuing into Monday.
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.
The National Weather Service has issued fire weather watches through Tuesday for portions Colorado, including most western slope counties and the southeast plains. Much of the watch area is suffering under severe to extreme drought conditions.