Thursday AM Update: Another Slight Risk Day for Eastern Colorado

11:00am Update
Mid morning update from the SPC has added a 2% tornado risk for northeast Colorado this afternoon. This is the probability of a tornado occurring within 25 miles of a given point within this area. While probabilities are low, another afternoon of severe weather looks likely, please stay weather aware!

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The Storm Prediction Center has once again issued a slight risk for severe weather across eastern Colorado today. The risk area extends from southern Wyoming clear through Texas, with the greatest risks today being hail and wind. Tornado probabilities will be low, but cannot rule out a brief tornado or two this afternoon for eastern Colorado.

High resolution models have storms firing at a very similar time to the last couple of days for the Denver area, during the early afternoon. NAM simulated radar indicates we'll have a good line of storms by Thursday evening extending from southern Colorado to Wyoming. Today's setup should favor pretty widespread storms for southeast Colorado, especially later in the day, which is absolutely great news!

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Precipitation chances will stick with us through the weekend, with rain and storms likely each of the next four days for eastern Colorado. Rain could be heavy at times Friday, with a few stronger storms later in the day. Saturday and Sunday both heavy chances for afternoon storms as well, though a significant severe weather threat is looking limited at this time.

Take a look at these projected precipitation totals through Sunday for Colorado. Great news for southeast Colorado, and possible cause for concern for northern Front Range flooding potential. . . Stay tuned!

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Brendan Heberton

Brendan is founder of Weather5280. He is co-founder of FreshyMap, and develops software for geospatial data analysis and visualization.

Denver, Colorado
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