8 reports of tornadoes in Colorado Sunday

KUSA - Strong thunderstorms produced isolated tornadoes on Sunday afternoon that moved through southeastern and northeastern Colorado.

Some storms had large hail, damaging winds and brief tornadoes. By late Sunday afternoon 8 tornadoes had been reported from South Park over the Front Range and eastern plains. The National Weather Service will evaluate the reports to determine if any are multiple sightings of the same twister, so the final number of tornadoes may be slightly lower.

The National Weather Service confirms a tornado touched down Sunday morning in Fairplay. More information on that tornado here: http://on9news.tv/1kSZKhB.

Aurora Fire confirmed one person was injured after a tornado near Blackstone Country Club Sunday afternoon. More information on that tornado here: http://on9news.tv/1tWy0JO.

Adams County Sheriff/fire dispatch say they had reports of a tornado touch down around 1 p.m. on Sunday. More information on that tornado here: http://on9news.tv/1lgF8Qe.

A cold front moving over the Front Range Sunday afternoon is what caused the severe storms over the eastern Plains.

Denver and the Front Range experienced heavy rain, lightning and gusty winds Sunday afternoon through the evening.

At times Sunday evening the severe line of thunderstorms was generating 5,000 lightning strikes per hour.

Drier air moves in Monday before temperatures soar back close to 90 degrees Tuesday.

(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)


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