Severe thunderstorms watch for northeastern Colorado until 9 p.m

DENVER – A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for northeast and east-central Colorado until 9 p.m. Friday as storms continue to develop bringing the risk of large hail, high winds, heavy rain and frequent lightning.

The Denver metro area was hit by such a severe thunderstorm earlier during the afternoon hours that several warnings were issued, but they have since been allowed to expire.

Weather spotters reported seeing a land corridor in the Fort Morgan area earlier Friday, the National Weather Service said.

Check out Colorado’s latest severe weather warnings at this link.

Storms developing in the Colorado highlands will move across the urban corridor and across the plains during the evening hours.

The main severe weather threat in Denver should continue until at least 7pm and 10pm on the Plains.

The main weather threat remains golf ball-sized hailstones, according to the National Weather Service in Boulder. The weather service said there was a low risk of flooding and a “very low threat” of tornadoes.

The Denver metro area is under a severe thunderstorm watch until 9 p.m

Counties in the severe thunderstorm watch area include:

  • Adams
  • Arapaho
  • Elbert
  • Lincoln
  • Logan
  • Morgan
  • Washington
  • Welding

National Weather Service

Highs on Friday will reach the upper 70s near Denver and the upper 50s to low 60s in the mountains.

Memorial Day weekend will be mostly pleasant, but there will be some afternoon thunderstorms each day. Highs will be in the upper 70s to low 80s on the plains and in the 60s to low 70s in the mountains.

Monday will probably be the warmest and driest day with a few thunderstorms. Highs will be in the 80s, so get ready for a warm BOLDERBoulder. We will see 50s to start the run and low 70s by 11am

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What is the weather like in Denver in May?

If you’re new to Colorado, May is one of those weird weather months that loves to show off its “adventurous” side. As the National Weather Service puts it: “Almost anything can happen in May when it comes to weather in Denver.”

May is Denver’s wettest month of the year. Average monthly precipitation is 2.12 inches. The wettest May in Denver’s history (and wettest month on record) brought 8.57 inches of rain in 1876.

Browse the interactive weather graphics below or at this link if you’d like to learn more about May weather in Colorado.

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