A tornado touched down in Weld County on Monday afternoon just after 5 p.m.
Severe weather is possible for northern Colorado and Wyoming for the rest of Monday afternoon.
A tornado watch is in place until 8 p.m. for Larimer, Weld, Logan and Washington counties. The NWS says there is a threat for “several strong tornadoes,” up to softball sized hail and wind gusts up to 75 miles per hour.
A tornado watch has been issued for parts of Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming until 8 PM MDT pic.twitter.com/Fkq8ElR20b— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) June 12, 2017
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Becky Ditchfield is following the storm in Weld County with 9NEWS Meteorologist Cory Reppenhagen. They spotted a rotating wall cloud just southwest of Nunn in Weld County at around 3:20 p.m.
Wall cloud getting low to the ground just west of Grover pic.twitter.com/xTLTJkZIU9— Becky Ditchfield (@beckyditchfield) June 12, 2017
Huge meso with rotating wall cloud just southwest of Nunn in Weld County, Colorado pic.twitter.com/C5tRiO25A6— Cory Reppenhagen (@CReppWx) June 12, 2017
This comes as temperatures reach close to 90 degrees in Denver – upping the risk for fire danger in western Colorado.
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Ditchfield and Reppenhagen will be providing updates to 9NEWS.com and on social media.
Parts of Colorado will likely be included in a Tornado Watch this afternoon. Clear moisture boundary, but will a strong cap down here. pic.twitter.com/dai5bD7JFm— Cory Reppenhagen (@CReppWx) June 12, 2017