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LIVE Blog: Hail and severe weather threat today

First Alert 5 Weather Severe Storms
Posted at 11:18 AM, May 15, 2021

This blog will be updated periodically with the forecast and impacts of severe weather on May 15, 2021.

7:15 p.m. | A line of severe thunderstorms has prompted a Tornado Warning for northwestern Bent County. If you live in this area, take shelter!

5:50 p.m. | Severe warned storm that's showing signs of rotation will be in Pueblo West around 6:25 pm, and Stem Beach around 6:45 pm.

Severe warned storm that's showing signs of rotation will be in Pueblo West around 6:25 pm, and Stem Beach around 6:45 pm.Severe warned storm that's showing signs of rotation will be in Pueblo West around 6:25 pm, and Stem Beach around 6:45 pm.

5:35 p.m. | A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for parts of Custer, Fremont and Pueblo counties.

5:15 p.m. | A Tornado Watch has just been issued for the SE Plains. Isolated tornadoes will be possible through this evening.

4:10 p.m. | A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for the I-25 corridor and SE Plains. It remains in effect until 10 pm.

3:55 p.m. | Line of storms near Canon City is currently blowing at 50 mph winds.

3:50 p.m. | Storm is currently near Manitou Springs and is moving east. Main threats, for now, include pea size hail and 40 mph wind gusts.

2:35 p.m. | Latest high res model data shows main activity over I-25 corridor between 4-7 p.m.

2:00 p.m. | Everyone should remain weather aware this afternoon and evening. Large hail and damaging wind gust threat really ramps up after 4 p.m.

11:00 a.m. | Synopsis: Scattered thunderstorms with multiple severe warned storms are expected in southern Colorado this afternoon and evening.

Where? I-25 corridor and adjacent plains, favoring the Pikes Peak Region and Colorado Springs.
When? Main severe weather threat between 2-9 pm. Storms will move slowly east-southeast.
Threats? Thunderstorms have the potential for hail in excess of 1 inch in diameter today. Wind gusts over 60 mph are possible. A tornado is also possible.

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