Severe storms possible Saturday afternoon

KUSA - With several rivers already experiencing flooding, an afternoon round of storms could pour more salt on the wound. Isolated storms will move across the area after 2 p.m. and some of them could turn severe with hail and winds being the biggest threat.

Temperatures will be 10 to 15 degrees warmer than Friday with highs reaching the mid 80s, above the seasonal average of 77 degrees.

Storms will form along the Foothills, then gradually move on to the Urban Corridor and the Eastern Plains through the evening. Some storms are capable of producing golf ball size hail, damaging winds, and a brief tornado or two are also possible.

Flood warnings remain in effect for the Cache La Poudre River at Canyon Mouth and near Greeley where rivers are above flood stage due to recent rain and snowmelt from warmer temperatures.

Other rivers with rising levels include Elk River at Routt County road 42, St. Vrain Creek at Lyons, and the South Platte River near Weldona and Kersey.

Storms will end around sunset, then overnight a stray shower is possible with skies gradually clearing through Sunday morning. A drier forecast is in store for Sunday with mostly sunny skies and only a ten percent chance of showers. Temperatures will feel summerlike with highs in the upper 80s and low 90s.

(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation with The Associated Press)


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