LIVE Blog: severe thunderstorms possible along I-25, into the plains Saturday

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Posted at 9:49 AM, May 22, 2021

Track the thunderstorms today on radar:

8:15 p.m. | Looks like half-dollar size hail and some rotation with this storm! It's racing off to the northeast at 45 mph.

7:45 p.m. | Heavy rainfall over southern Las Animas County has led to a Flash Flood Warning, now in effect until 9:30 p.m.

7:05 p.m. | Severe weather threat isn't over yet for parts of Southern Colorado.

5:10 p.m. | Big lightning strike spotted in Colorado Springs.

4:50 p.m. | Confirmed tornado near Limon.

4:25 p.m. | Flash flood warning near Pueblo.

4:15 p.m. | Heavy rain and lightning spotted in Pueblo.

3:40 p.m. | A strong storm pummeling south side of Pueblo.

3:35 p.m. | A more powerful storm has developed, big hail possible southeast of Truckton.

3:15 p.m. | A severe thunderstorm warning issued for eastern El Paso County.

3:05 p.m. | A severe thunderstorm warning for western Las Animas County.

2:50 p.m. | A Tornado Warning in effect for northern Crowley County.

2:35 p.m. | A severe thunderstorm warning in effect until 3:00 p.m. for northern Crowley County.

2:15 p.m. | Two tornado warnings are currently in effect in Colorado.

2:05 p.m. | Conditions in Monument.

1:10 p.m. | The first severe thunderstorm warning of the day has formed over Colorado Springs.

12:25 p.m. | A tornado watch has been issued by the National Weather Service in Pueblo valid until 8 pm. See the counties included in yellow:

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Tornado Watch May 22, 2021

First Alert 5 Weather Forecast:

Thunderstorms will develop this afternoon along the foothills and I-25 by noon, expanding across the front range. Storms will move east into the plains mid-day and last through the overnight. Storm motion will be fast, from the SW to NE.

The window of severe weather will be from 1-7 pm along the I-25 corridor and 3-11 pm for the eastern plains.

The threats today will be hail 1-2 inches in diameter and 70 mph gusts, with an isolated tornado possible.

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