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Saturday thunderstorms bring hail, prompt flood fears

By Chris Loveless, Digital Content Director , c.loveless@krdo.com
Published On: Jul 20 2013 10:46:05 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 21 2013 12:00:10 AM CDT

Hail collected in Cripple Creek on Saturday, July 20.
Photo courtesy: Lidia Cristobal

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

Strong thunderstorms brought heavy rain and hail to much of the Pikes Peak Region on Saturday afternoon and evening.

A flood advisory was issued for El Paso County until 11:30 p.m. after a thunderstorm brought between 0.24" and 0.50" of rain to the Waldo Canyon burn scar. Emergency managers reported 3" of water and small debris on highway 24 near Cascade earlier in the evening. It has since been cleared.

Elsewhere Saturday, strong thunderstorms brought shredding hail and buckets of rainfall to northeastern El Paso County and Teller County.

Viewers reported significant hail in Black Forest, Calhan, and Cripple Creek.

Dangerous lightning also accompanied Saturday's storms.

The storms also prompted severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings in parts of northeastern Colorado and the Denver metro area earlier in the day Saturday.

StormTracker 13 Meteorologist Jay Polk says drier air will move into southern Colorado for Sunday, meaning warmer temperatures and fewer thunderstorms. Click here for your full forecast.

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