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First Alert 5 Weather Severe Storms
Posted at 1:55 PM, May 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-29 21:52:11-04

SOUTHERN COLORADO — Track current headlines on severe weather potential in southern Colorado

Track today's conditions on radar:

7:52 p.m. | New Severe Thunderstorm Warning for El Paso County. Schriever AFB, Hanover and Ellicott are in the storm's path.

6:59 p.m. | A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect until 7:30 p.m. for the Colorado Springs metro region. Stay weather alert and seek shelter as storm passes through your area.

6:20 p.m. | Tornado Warning in effect for eastern Las Animas and southwestern Baca counties.

5:50 p.m. | Two Severe Thunderstorm Warnings in Pueblo County.

5:15 p.m. | A moist upslope flow pattern could bring more significant rainfall to Southern Colorado through Monday evening.

4:45 p.m. | A brief hail storm hit around Highway 115 and Lake Ave.

3:50 p.m. | We have a brand new Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the south side of Colorado Springs.

3:50 p.m. | Hail showing up near Austin Bluffs and Rangewood

3:35 p.m. | Storm pulsing over Colorado Springs has now turned severe.

3:20 p.m. | Not yet severe, but watching this storm cell pulsing up right now just north and west of downtown Colorado Springs.

2:45 p.m. | A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is now in effect for northern El Paso County.

2:10 p.m. | Two new Severe Thunderstorm Warnings are now in effect.

2:00 p.m. | A Tornado Watch has been issued for a large portion of Southern Colorado this afternoon. Large hail, damaging winds and heavy rainfall will be the other main threats.

1:55 p.m. | Watching a severe thunderstorm growing over northeastern El Paso County. Take shelter from Eastonville to Peyton for half-dollar size hail and gusty winds.

First Alert 5 Weather Forecast:

Sunshine early in the day will provide the fuel needed to trigger thunderstorms by the afternoon. Storm initiation time over the mountains will be around the lunch hour. As the storms move into the Plains, a more favorable environment for severe weather will help to intensify these storms. The main threats today will be large hail, damaging winds, and isolated tornadoes.

The main window for severe weather along the I-25 corridor will occur between 1-6 pm. For the eastern Plains, severe weather will be possible from 3 pm to midnight.

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