The Town Recreation Center in Castle Rock will reopen on Friday after severe storms caused damage to the building. Wednesday’s storms brought tornadoes, heavy rain, hail and strong winds to Colorado.
More spring thunderstorms are expected Thursday along the Front Range and eastern Colorado, a day after six tornadoes touched down east of Denver.
Crews were putting in long hours cleaning up after a brief, yet violent surge of weather that hit Denver on Thursday.
Officials with the National Weather Service confirmed that a microburst was responsible for knocking down approximately 20 large trees in Denver on Thursday night.
What was originally thought to be an explosion turned out to be a probable microburst that destroyed the roof of a home in Greeley.
People in part of Greeley thought they heard an explosion just before 2 p.m. on Tuesday, but firefighters believe a microburst tore the roof off a home.
Wind gusts and microbursts delayed some flights to and from Denver, and at least one flight was diverted elsewhere.