Denver weather: Thunderstorms on the way Saturday; hail, tornado possible to the east

Scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms out of the south will rumble through northeastern Colorado on Saturday and the Eastern Plains face possible severe weather, including hail, strong winds and a threat of an isolated tornado.

“Some of these storms may be severe across the plains,” according to the National Weather Service in Boulder. “Large hail and damaging winds are the primary threats, though an isolated tornado is also possible.”

In Denver, there’s a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5 p.m., the weather service said. Some Denver-area storms may be severe, with large hail and strong winds. The high temperature in the city on Saturday will top out near 75 degrees.

Scattered storms and showers will continue in northeastern Colorado into the night.

On Sunday in Denver, skies will be sunny and the high temperature will hit about 76 degrees. Winds will gust to about 37 mph, the weather service said.

Severe thunderstorms, with southerly winds up to 45 mph, will hit the Eastern Plains again on Sunday afternoon, roughly along and east of a line from Sterling to Akron, according to the weather service. Mostly dry conditions will prevail along the Interstate 25 corridor and into the mountains.

On Monday in Denver skies will be sunny and the high temperature will be about 78 degrees, the weather service said. Monday through early Wednesday, Denver-area weather will be drier with near normal temperatures. A chance of afternoon and evening storms return Wednesday afternoon and Thursday, with cooler weather on Thursday.

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