Severe Weather Outlook for Eastern Colorado

Latest Storm Prediction Center Severe Weather Outlook from this morning

As we discussed yesterday, a storm system moving through late Thursday into Friday should “mix up” the atmosphere a bit along the front range today. The categorical outlook has most of Eastern and Northeastern Colorado in a yellow shaded “slight” risk. This means that area will have the best chance of seeing severe storms form. Closer to the mountains and foothills, marginal and general thunderstorm risks exist.

Tornado risk along Eastern Colorado today

The primary threats from storms today will be hail and wind… due to terrain and wind profiles we can’t ignore the small chance for a weak tornado or two, so keep an eye out!

Areas To Keep An Eye On The Sky Friday

  • Draw a line from Calhan, Elizabeth, Franktown, Parker and Aurora out to the East, those areas will have the highest chance of severe weather
  • Areas immediately West of there have a much smaller chance but still a chance of severe weather (Castle Rock, Lone Tree, Larkspur, Woodland Park, etc…)

Again, not a widespread threat of severe weather today, you have better chances of not seeing severe weather than you do. That being said, any areas in the risk area have a chance of seeing a severe storm, that’s what we try to get folks prepared for!

We’ll keep an eye on things this afternoon and pass along any updates!


John R. Braddock
Storm Chaser/ Amateur Meteorologist at Mountain Wave Weather
John R. Braddock is a NOAA/NWS Certified Storm Chaser and Amateur Meteorologist living in Castle Rock, Colorado. A graduate of Colorado State University with a Bachelor's in Computer Science and a Colorado native, he specializes in short range forecasting, severe weather and mountain weather dynamics.

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