Hail stones, Photo Credit: Wetterfotografie (iStock).

Wild weather is on the way to Colorado bringing another round of thunderstorms to parts of the state accompanied by heavy rain, damaging winds, lightning, and large hailstones varying in size.

Front Range storms expected to hit on Tuesday afternoon over the mountains and foothills, will likely spread east across the Urban Corridor and Eastern Plains late afternoon and evening. The greatest risk is hail that could reach golf ball size and winds gusting up to 70 mph.

"These storms will be capable of producing large hail and damaging winds, along with frequent lightning," warned the National Weather Service (NWS) of Boulder.

Severe weather is more likely along the I-25 corridor from Monument south to Walsenburg, and eastward out to the La Junta region, according to the NWS.

The hazardous weather outlook encompasses Lake, Chaffee, Saguache, Fremont, Teller, El Paso, Otero, Bent, Las Animas, Prowers, Kiowa, Jackson, Grand, Summit, Larimer, Boulder, Clear Creek, Gilpin, Park, Weld, Douglas, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Morgan, Adams, Lincoln, Elbert, Phillips, Logan, Washington, and Sedgwick counties.

Rains capable of producing local flash flooding will also be possible, with the greatest risk between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. across the Pikes Peak region.

For the rest of the week, warming temperatures can be expected with daily chances for afternoon thunderstorms bringing moderate to heavy rain, deadly lightning, winds, and hail.

Editor's Note: All weather statements are subject to change. Hailstones cause significant damage to homes and vehicles, as well as injury or even death. Stay alert, and have a plan for seeking shelter indoors if necessary.

Breanna Sneeringer writes about news, adventure, and more for OutThere Colorado as a Digital Content Producer. She is an avid adventure seeker and wildflower enthusiast. Breanna joined OutThere Colorado in September 2018.


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