DENVER (CBS4) – Severe storms with small hail, strong gusty winds and deadly lightning pounded the Front Range and Eastern Plains Sunday afternoon. Thunderstorms sparked thousands of lightning strikes across the state with one storm killing a woman near Sedalia while riding her horse. This was the second person hit by lightning this weekend. Another woman was struck by lightning in Highlands Ranch on Saturday afternoon. She did survive that strike.
Trees and power lines were blown down by strong down burst winds up to 65 miles per hour around the metro area as well.
On the weather map we have a huge cut-off low over Baja California and a cold front in the Pacific Northwest that will be teaming up in the week ahead. This combo will bring in an enhanced risk for severe thunderstorms every afternoon through Thursday.