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Tornado spotted in northeastern Colorado; severe weather warnings issued in some counties

By: The Gazette
May 7, 2014 Updated: May 7, 2014 at 5:24 pm
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photo - Photo by Jeff Stoecklein @JeffStoecklein. Tornado spotted on Hhighway 63 south of Akron at approx 4:05 p.m.
Photo by Jeff Stoecklein @JeffStoecklein. Tornado spotted on Hhighway 63 south of Akron at approx 4:05 p.m. 

Video: Hail storm on Interstate 25, just east of Erie. Video by Jason Carey via YouTube

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Northeastern Colorado, including parts of the Denver metro area, is under a severe thunderstorm watch Wednesday afternoon.

The storms could produce large hail, damaging winds and heavy rains, according to the National Weather Service. A tornado was reported near LaSalle about 3:30.

The National Weather Service reported a tornado on the ground six miles east of Akron. Northwestern Yuma County is under a tornado warning until 5:30 p.m., according to the Denver Post. 

Northwestern Sedgwick and northeastern Logan counties are under a tornado warning until 5:45 p.m.

The Greeley Tribune reported that a tornado warning in central Weld County expired at 5 p.m.  

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