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KUSA - Heavy rain, lightning and some hail moved through the Denver metro area Thursday, slowing traffic and sending people rushing for cover.

A few thunderstorm warnings issued Thursday had expired by mid-afternoon, but isolated brief, heavy downpours, small hail and gusty winds were still possible through the day.

A severe thunderstorm watch for eastern Colorado remains in effect until 7 p.m. Denver and the I-25 Corridor are included in the watch area. The heaviest storms are expected to remain well east of Denver and the Front Range.

An isolated storm or two is still possible around the 7 p.m. kickoff time for the Denver Broncos/Seattle Seahawks game, then storms should track east.

FULL FORECAST: Storms may pop up for kickoff at Broncos game

According to the Colorado weather forecast, it should be an active late afternoon and evening for the Eastern Plains as these storms strengthen with more humidity to work with in that direction.

Highs should be in the mid 80s. Friday should be a bit warmer, accompanied by storms through the weekend.

(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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