Tornado warnings issued for parts of Denver

Tornado warnings issued for parts of Denver

The National Weather Service said a tornado warning was in effect for parts of Denver Wednesday afternoon.

The warning, which was in effect until 4:30 p.m. ET, was for western Arapahoe County, southeastern Denver County and southwestern Adams County.

The weather service said a severe thunderstorm “capable of producing a tornado” was detected about 14 miles southeast of Denver in Aurora and is moving northeast at about 25 mph.

Hail up to two inches in diameter is expected with strong winds that could down trees and damage homes, windows, roofs and vehicles.

The Weather Service urged people to take cover and move to a basement or the lowest level of a building.

“Avoid windows,” forecasters said. “If you are outside, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the nearest adequate shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.”

Forecasters said heat and moisture moved into the region on Wednesday and combined with low atmospheric pressure to produce thunderstorms. The storm was expected to move eastward overnight and is expected to bring more rain and thunderstorms through Thursday.


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