Severe weather hits Colorado

KUSA - Severe weather hit parts of Colorado Monday.

A tornado warning issued for southeastern Elbert County and southwest Lincoln County was allowed to expire. A severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located five miles southeast of Rush Monday afternoon.

Closer to the Denver area, hail covered the ground around Berthoud in Larimer County Monday. Heavy rain continued to fall in the area into the evening.

To the south in Green Mountain Falls, heavy rain fell in the afternoon west of Colorado Springs. Too much rain in too little time sent a river of mud flowing through the area. All that water eventually ended flowing towards Manitou Springs causing Highway 24 to be closed twice because of flash flood warnings.

Several bridges were damaged, including one near the Wishing Well Motel by Woodland Park. Inspectors were out Monday evening looking at the damage and deciding what can be repaired and what will need to be replaced.

Woodland Park was also hit by plenty of hail with nearly two foot piles being found in a few places.

Tuesday afternoon storms look like they may turn severe in the Denver metro area..

A big cool off will start on Wednesday with highs reaching the mid-70s. Wednesday's storms look to be the most widespread of the week.

(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)


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