DENVER (CBS4) – Early June is known for severe weather in Colorado with afternoon thunderstorms capable of everything from large hail and damaging wind to flash flooding and isolated tornadoes. Storms develop when there is a combination of favorable wind patterns between the cloud and the ground, combined with low-level moisture and triggers to make the air rise, such as daytime heating or disturbances in the atmosphere.
Conditions Sunday afternoon and evening will be favorable to produce scattered thunderstorms, a few of which, could become severe. The main threat will be large hail but an isolated tornado is possible.
Because of this the National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for the entire Interstate 25 corridor between Wyoming and New Mexico, including the Denver metro area. The adjacent plains are also included in the watch.
A watch simply means to watch the latest conditions because severe storms are possible. Should a storm materialize and threaten a specific location a warning may be issued.