DENVER (CBS4)– Severe thunderstorms hit Colorado on Wednesday evening, bringing heavy rain, thunder, strong winds and some hail. The storms darkened the skies around the Denver metro area.
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The day started out on a pleasant note as cooler, more humid air mass moved into eastern Colorado early on Wednesday, bringing relief from the recent stretch of heat.
But that is exactly what set the stage for the strong to severe thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon and evening.
The storms produced locally heavy rain, strong winds and large hail. There were also several areas under flash flood warnings as the heavy rain produced standing water.READ MORE: Heat Waves Can Sometimes Cause Travel Problems By Air And On Land
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CBS4 YouReporter Melissa Tunc sent in a picture of a tree on the Meadowhills Golf Course in Aurora that appears to have been struck by lightning.