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Forecast: Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for El Paso County

May 15, 2018 Updated: May 15, 2018 at 6:11 pm
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Large hail falling in the Old North End in Colorado Springs on Tuesday. (Photo by Jakob Rodgers, The Gazette)

Update 6:02 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm warning continues for El Paso County until 6:15 p.m., the National Weather Service in Pueblo reported. 

Quarter-sized hail and wind up to 50 miles per hour is possible.

Colorado Springs police are on Accident Alert status due to road conditions caused by heavy rain in the northeast part of the city.

Update 5:22 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 5:45 p.m. for Colorado Springs and the Falcon area, the National Weather Service tweeted. 

Wind up to 60 miles per hour and quarter-sized hail is possible.

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Chances for thunderstorms are forecast to return to Colorado Springs almost every night this week, meteorologists say.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo predicted a high of 68 degrees and cloudy skies during the day Tuesday with a 30 percent of showers and thunderstorms between 3 p.m. and midnight.

The clouds are expected to clear over night, clearing the way for sunny skies and a high of 78 degrees Wednesday. Chances of thunderstorms are 20 percent before 3 a.m. Thursday.

Thursday is the only day without thunderstorms in the forecast, the weather service said. The high is predicted to be 81 degrees.

Friday after noon, thunderstorms and showers are expected to return and last through Saturday night.

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