By Justin McHeffey
A few scattered thunderstorms developed over the metro area around 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. As of 3 p.m., part of Denver, Douglas, Arapahoe, Adams, and Weld Counties continue to see some brief heavy rain, lightning, and dime-sized hail. We’re expecting a round of thunderstorms in Denver between 3:15 and 6 p.m. tonight.
Fast winds at 30,000 feet are moving from southwest to northeast over Colorado. This is producing upward motion in the middle and upper levels of the atmosphere. At the surface, we have a cold front that’s dividing the unstable, moisture-rich air in the south from the drier air to the north. A few thunderstorms have developed in Douglas, Arapahoe, Elbert, and Weld Counties — more are expected throughout the evening.
Justin McHeffey provides nightly reports from the Mobile Weather Lab. He travels Colorado in search of Mother Nature’s most powerful and beautiful conditions. Like his Facebook page Meteorologist Justin McHeffey and follow him on Twitter @WeatherMcHeffey.