The active weather is expected to continue through this evening. Storms that developed early this afternoon prompted several tornado warnings along the Front Range.
At 1:27 p.m., trained weather spotters reported a funnel cloud east of Larkspur in western Elbert County - or 23 miles north of Colorado Springs. This was followed by a warning for Douglas County, but both expired at 2 p.m.
Another tornado warning was issued for Northwestern El Paso County and Eastern Teller County until
2:45 p.m. HD Doppler 9 showed a dangerous storm moving over
Woodland Park moving East at 15 mph that was capable of producing a
Severe Prediction Center continues to suggest a slight risk for severe
weather this evening for Eastern Colorado where the atmosphere is more moist and unstable.
Residents in tornado warning areas are
encouraged to take cover or move to an interior room on the lowest floor
of a sturdy building. People are also advised to avoid windows if they
are in a mobile home, a vehicle or outdoors.
Meanwhile in the metro area, isolated showers can still be expected through this evening with mostly cloudy skies. Rainfall amounts will not be as much as previous days.
See the latest radar information here.
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