DENVER (CBS4) – A cold front moving from western Nebraska into Colorado made Friday much more comfortable with a high of only 88 degrees officially at DIA.
The front also, managed to mix with hot, moist air pushing in from the west. The result, lots of lighting producing thunderstorms Friday afternoon. Thousands of strikes popped across the state along with a few severe storms across the eastern plains. In Genoa near Limon storms dropped golf ball size hail. Areas around Limon were drenched with 1 to 2 inches of rainfall. In El Paso County, the cities of Peyton and Calhan picked up quarter size hail and heavy rain.
For the weekend, Saturday will begin to warm slowly and Sunday will be much warmer. A slight chance for late day thunderstorms will continue on Saturday while Sunday should be dry everyone except the mountains where isolated afternoon thunderstorms will be possible.