9NEWS Meteorologist Marty Coniglio says that as a powerful cold front from Wyoming swept in from the north destabilizing humidity from the Midwest came along with it.
The result was a powerful period of rain, lightning and thunder for metro Denver with hail pounding the southeastern portions of town the hardest. Many locations reported hail larger than one inch in diameter.
Aurora was especially hard hit, particularly in the area around Buckley Air Force Base where many 9NEWS viewers were slammed by hail from one inch to one and three quarter inches (golfball) in diameter.
Due to the darkness at the time of the storms no immediate damage reports were available but as the sun rises Sunday we may have some destruction reported with the hail that fell.
Marty says that showers Sunday evening and Monday will bring rain with no severe weather. In the mountains and foothills the snow level may drop down to 8,000 feet by late Sunday.
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