A powerful storm moved through the Denver area at the height of rush hour Wednesday afternoon, stranding commuters and swelling rivers and streams already pushed to capacity by several weeks of heavy rain.
A soggy Colorado was looking forward to clearer, calmer skies over the next few days — though forecasters warned another Pacific storm could send a watery wallop next weekend.
Wednesday’s storms the rolled through the Denver metro area brought plenty of lightning. One lightning strike in Lakewood hit a tree and blasted some of the wood into a nearby house.
A massive complex of supercell thunderstorms rolled through Elbert County Wednesday evening and produced hailstones that were nearly as big as tennis balls.
From rain to snow, back to rain, then a mix, and finally thunderstorms with small hail.
CBS4’s Ed Greene and Justin McHeffey on Wednesday went to Lockheed Martin in Littleton to get a first look at new technology designed to better predict how much snow a blizzard could drop in Colorado, or when a tornado could develop.
Sunday’s severe storms brought a lot of lightning to the Denver metro area. At one point there were 1,600 lightning strikes, and one of the bolts hit a home in Arapahoe County.
High winds toppled a tree, crushing a mobile home and injuring one person on Billings Street near I-225 and Colfax Avenue on Wednesday night.
Spring thunderstorms could bring some heavy rain to parts of Colorado Friday, but thankfully there are no more tornadoes or golf ball-sized hail in the forecast.
Homeowners in one Denver neighborhood have been assessing the damage from Wednesday’s round of strong storms.