Colorado braces for a fourth day of afternoon rain

Photo: Extreme weather tornado supercell (iStock)Spring thunderstorms could bring some heavy rain to parts of Colorado Friday, but there are no more tornadoes or golf ball-sized hail in the forecast.

Despite the break from severe weather, a fourth straight day of afternoon rain could still create problems in places that are already soaked. If rain falls in the mountains, National Weather Service meteorologist Kari Bowen says it could also speed up the melting of mountain snow.

National Weather Service forecasters predict another round of showers and thunderstorms will occur Friday afternoon through the evening.  They also say small hail and heavy rain are possible, with some storms bringing up to an inch of rain to the Denver area.

On Thursday, hail pounded the Front Range and Colorado Rockies fans had to take shelter at Coors Field as tornado sirens wailed.

No tornadoes have been confirmed but meteorologists are investigating whether a twister may have knocked more than 100 trees down at a campground near Red Feather Lakes northwest of Fort Collins.

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