Denver weather: Severe storm includes hail, damaging wind, tornadoes

The Front Range needs to brace itself Saturday for one more day of potential thunderstorms, hail and even tornadoes before a few days of dry weather arrive.

The National Weather Service forecast calls for severe weather, starting around 1 p.m. and lasting until 10 p.m with the most intense risk between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., said meteorologist Russell Danielson.

The area could be pounded with hail the size of golf balls, damaging wind and tornadoes during that time, Danielson said. The potential for tornadoes is mostly south and east of the city.

There also is a risk of heavy rain causing flooding in areas that already have been saturated, he said.


Saturday’s high temperature for Metro Denver will be around 77 degrees with the thermometer dipping into the high 50s overnight, according to the National Weather Service’s forecast.

On Sunday, the skies will clear and temperatures will reach the 80s as the Front Range heads into a few days of drier weather, Danielson said. Chances of isolated showers remain but they will bring more sprinkles than heavy rain drops.

“We finally begin to warm up and dry out a little bit over the next four to five days,” he said.

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