Expect stormy weather, including hail and strong winds, in tube Denver and crosswise the Eastern Plains on Sunday afternoon as an high-level disturbance centered over Arizona pushes into the state.
“We could see a few severe storms, probably starting after 1 p.m., with the highest threat extending from Denver to the Wyoming border,” aforementioned Scott Entrekin, a specialist with the National Weather Service in Boulder.
The storms could become severe enough to produce large hail, up to 2 inches in diameter, with damaging winds and possibly a tornado, he aforementioned.
Low-level wet accumulated sharply all-night and temperatures are expected to approach 80 degrees.
“We have enough ingredients so that any storms do develop will go severe,” Entrekin aforementioned.
Southeastern Colorado, extending up into Cheyenne and Kit Carson counties, is expected to see the most intense activity. But northeast Colorado, from the tube area to the Kansas and Nebraska borders, is forecast to see thunderstorms that will send those enjoying the holiday outdoors scrambling for cover.
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Storms are expected to last through hour, after which property will calm down. Memorial Day besides looks like an unsettled day for weather, with severe storms possible north of Denver to the Wyoming border, Entrekin aforementioned.