April showers bring May flowers, but what do June hail storms and tornadoes bring? After several days of warm weather, on Wednesday night the Colorado sky opened up and unleashed severe weather upon the state delivering spectacular lightning, large hail balls and even some weak tornadoes around the Front Range.
And apparently it's not over yet. We'll get a break Thursday during the day, but 9News reports
that around 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon, storms will build again along the Front Range and move east throughout the evening and into the night producing the possibility for more large hail, tornadoes, and high winds.
According to 7News
, a number of tornadoes and funnel clouds were reported Wednesday. And at one point last night, hail stopped traffic along I-25 at County Line Road and 3 to 5 inches of rain flooded nearby roads.
Jim Kalina, National Weather Service meteorologist, told The Denver Post
that a small tornado was spotted near Denver International Airport (watch video of the tornado above) around 5 p.m., on Wednesday. The National Weather Service also received reports of a tornado in northeastern Colorado around 6:40 p.m. that tore a small tree from the ground and thew it about 20 feet