May Marks The Start Of Severe Weather Season In Colorado


North central Kansas, including some of our northwestern areas, are included in a heightened moderate risk of seeing severe storms.

"A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible", a statement issued by the Storm Prediction Center said. Storms are expected to really ramp up and strengthen close to sunset and shortly after as the low level jet kicks in. Large hail, damaging winds, and tornadoes are all in play with any storms that develop. However, the quiet weather will turn more turbulent this week as a system moving through the Northwest this morning heads toward the central the coming days. Lows will be in the 60s with south winds gusting up to 30 miles per hour. The pattern change will bring several days of potentially significant severe weather in the central U.S. It will also spread spring warmth across almost two-thirds of the nation from Texas to New England. A slight risk for severe weather exists from Oklahoma to Iowa. Hail and strong winds are some of the biggest severe weather drivers across southern Colorado.

Stick with Storm Team 12 with LIVE updates as storms develop, strengthen and move. "Amounts could be around 0.75" to 1.25" for most spots. The precise magnitude and location of the most-severe weather remains questionable due to the evolution of storms overnight.

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Otherwise, expect Wednesday to see some breaks of sunshine early on in the day as the humidity rises and temperatures max out in the 80s.

There's a lesser risk for strong to severe storms on Thursday, but the chance is still there. After weeks of dealing with cool weather, temperatures in the Northeast won't even drop below the typical afternoon average by the end of the week.