The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning Wednesday evening for west-central Weld County, with a storm heading south.
The warning lasts until 8:30 p.m., and the storm was over Purcell, 16 miles north of Greeley at 7:43 p.m., according to the NWS. The storm was moving south at 25 miles per hour. Storm Ault is expected to hit Ault around 7:50 p.m. and Eaton around 8 p.m. Other locations in the storm’s path include Galleton, East Greeley, Lucerne, Barnesville, Gill, Evans and Kersey.
Hazards include winds of up to 60 mph and lightning the size of a half dollar. Those affected can expect damage to roofs, sides and trees, as well as hail damage to vehicles.
A severe thunderstorm was also issued through 1 a.m. Thursday for Weld, Kate Carson, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington, and Yuma counties.
The chance of rain and thunderstorms will continue in the Greeley area before noon Thursday, with rain and thunderstorms likely between 12 and 3 p.m., before rain and thunderstorms become likely after 3 p.m. .
Expectations are for a high of 79 degrees on Thursday.