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Tornado Watch issued for parts of Colorado including Denver, Tornado Warning for Eastern Plains

Denver, Adams and Arapahoe counties are included in the watch through 8 p.m. Sunday.

COLORADO, USA — Several counties on the Front Range and on the Eastern Plains have been placed under a Tornado Watch until 8 p.m. Sunday and a Tornado Warning was  issued for part of Logan County, said the National Weather Service in Boulder (NWS).

The full list of counties under Tornado Watch includes:

  • Adams                
  • Arapahoe            
  • Cheyenne
  • Crowley              
  • Denver              
  • Elbert              
  • Kiowa              
  • Kit Carson
  • Lincoln                         
  • Morgan
  • Phillips           
  • Sedgwick            
  • Washington
  • Weld                
  • Yuma

The watch also includes parts of Kansas, Nebraska and Wyoming.

Sunday afternoon, NWS urged residents of Logan County to take cover for a "particularly dangerous situation." That Tornado Warning expired at 4:30 p.m.

9NEWS meteorologist Danielle Grant reported a tornado on the ground in that area.

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According to a tweet from the Colorado State Patrol in Sterling, there was also a brief touchdown west of Akron.

Several counties in the Denver metro area and the Eastern Plains were under a Tornado Watch on Saturday afternoon, too.

9NEWS Meteorologist Danielle Grant confirmed that on the Eastern Plains, a tornado was spotted on the ground in southeast Elbert County/southwest Lincoln County Saturday before heading north. 

After tweeting a video of a tornado spotted south of Limon Saturday, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office later announced that no damage had been reported or found. 

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NWS announced at 6:40 p.m. Saturday that the Tornado Watch had been canceled for Denver and areas from Douglas County north to Weld County. It ended at 8 p.m. for the Eastern Plains.

Those traveling through the counties where the watch was issued were advised to have a way to receive warnings and be prepared to take shelter, NWS said.

The weather impacted operations at Denver International Airport (DIA). The airport was under a ground stop due to thunderstorms in the area, but that has been lifted. The airport warned travelers to expect 90 minute delays on arrivals, and delays up to an hour and 45 minutes on departures. Those delays were expected to last throughout the evening.  

A spokesperson for DIA said at least 20 flights were diverted to other airports, including those in Grand Junction and Salt Lake City.

> Look below at the LIVE: Interactive weather radar

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