Tornadoes, lime-sized hail and severe winds possible in southeast Colorado

Forecasters have issued a severe electrical storm watch for southeast Colorado, warning that some electrical storms could include a “couple” of tornadoes, lime-sized hail and powerful winds.

The severe weather watch is in place until 9 p.m. in southeast Colorado, the National Weather Service in Boulder said.

The watch is in place for an area from Colorado Springs to Burlington to the southeast corner of Colorado and to Trinidad, according to the National Weather Service in Boulder.

The area affected encompasses 349 schools, 19 hospitals and 784,635 people, forecasters said.

Isolated wind gusts could reach 70 mph, the NWS said.

Although Denver is expected to have rain and electrical storms, it is not under the severe electrical storm watch.

A severe electrical storm watch has been issued for environment of Colorado until 9 PM MDT

— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) May 6, 2019

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