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Storm Brings Heavy Rain, Tornadoes To Colorado


CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) — A storm system has brought two small tornadoes and heavy rain to the Denver area.

National Weather Service meteorologist Jim Kalina says a small tornado was spotted just north of Denver International Airport around 5 p.m. Wednesday. The agency received a report of another tornado in northeast Colorado in Grover around 6:40 p.m. that ripped out a small tree and threw it about 20 feet.

Meanwhile a flash flooding warning was issued for parts of Elbert, Douglas and Arapahoe counties until 10:15 p.m. due to strong thunderstorms. An estimated 2 to 3.5 inches of rain had fallen in some areas within 90 minutes.

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