(CBS4) — Tornado warnings were issued for communities from Thornton to Parker, and beyond, on Thursday afternoon.

Cloud as seen from Thornton (credit: Marion Lockwood)

The Tornado Warning issued for both Douglas and Elbert counties expired at 4 p.m.

Brighton, Henderson, Fort Lupton and Frederick were under a Tornado Warning until 3:30 p.m. on Thursday. Parker, Stonegate and the Pinery were also under a Tornado Warning Thursday afternoon, along with Arvada, Westminster and Thornton. Those warnings expired at 3:15 p.m.

“Tornado Warning for north Denver. This storm is capable of turning into a tornado. Please take cover and get inside as quickly as possible,” CBS4 Meteorologist Lauren Whitney tweeted at 2:45 p.m.

Skies cleared over Denver at about 4:10 p.m., as the storms moved to the northeast.
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Anica Padilla