Heavy rainfall and severe weather is likely in southern Colorado this afternoon and evening. We’ll post the latest information in a running blog below:
2:45 PM: A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for Crowley, El Paso, Otero, Pueblo and Teller counties until 9 pm.
3:00 PM: KOAA viewer reports ping pong ball size hail on HWY 115 south of Fort Carson.
3:08 PM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PUEBLO HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... EAST CENTRAL FREMONT COUNTY IN CENTRAL COLORADO... SOUTHWESTERN EL PASO COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL COLORADO... NORTHWESTERN PUEBLO COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO... * UNTIL 400 PM MDT. * AT 307 PM MDT, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 11 MILES SOUTHWEST OF FOUNTAIN, OR 16 MILES SOUTH OF COLORADO SPRINGS, MOVING SOUTH AT 15 MPH. HAZARD...HALF DOLLAR SIZE HAIL. SOURCE...PUBLIC. IMPACT...DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. * LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... SOUTHERN COLORADO SPRINGS, FOUNTAIN, STRATMOOR, PENROSE, FORT CARSON, PUEBLO WEST, PINON, SECURITY AND SECURITY-WIDEFIELD.
3:40 PM Previous severe thunderstorm warning has been canceled as the storm has weakened.
4:10 PM SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING in Fremont county until 4:45 pm including Texas Creek and Canon City. Expect hail and heavy rain on HWY 50 between Canon City and Texas Creek.
5:40 PM Several flood advisories remain in place this evening from heavy mountain rain. This include the community of Texas Creek in central Fremont county until 7:45 pm, where up to 2 inches of rain has fallen. Flood advisories over the Junkins and Spring burn scars will expire shortly.