Colorado’s Going To Dry Out, But Severe Weather Risk Remains

June 8, 2015

Colorado is looking to dry out over the next few days, a welcome break after a pattern of tornadoes, heavy rains and hail.

Forecasters say the state will see fewer storms Sunday and into next week. Isolated thunderstorms are predicted for the Front Range, but the rain won't be as widespread as last week.

Colorado saw several tornadoes on Thursday and Friday. The storms damaged several homes and sent campers running for safety. No one was injured.

The highest risk for storms Sunday was in the eastern part of the state.

The storms were the result of the El Nino phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean, an upper-level jet stream and a low-pressure system parked over Southern California. The factors combined to deliver moisture from the Gulf of Mexico.