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Tornado warning canceled for eastern El Paso County

June 22, 2017 Updated: June 22, 2017 at 3:37 pm
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photo - Radar at 2:25 p.m. Thursday.
Radar at 2:25 p.m. Thursday. 

A roundup of weather in the Pikes Peak region and Colorado Springs area on Thursday:

Update 3:35 p.m.

Storms in northern and eastern parts of El Paso County brought gusts of up to 60 mph, said Pamela Evenson, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Pueblo.

For now, the storms have moved out of the area and to the east, she said.

"Right now we're looking OK, but there's still the potential for storms to develop later," Evenson said.

Colorado Springs has a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4 p.m. and a 30 percent chance by nighttime.

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Update 2:40 p.m.

The tornado warning was canceled early because the storm has weakened and "no longer appears capable of producing a tornado," the National Weather Service announced at 2:32 p.m.

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The National Weather Service in Pueblo has issued a tornado warning for eastern El Paso County on Thursday afternoon.

The affected areas include the towns of Rush and Yoder.

The tornado warning is in effect until 2:45 p.m.

The weather service also issued a severe thunderstorm warning for eastern El Paso County, including the towns of Ellicott, Calhan and Ramah until 2:30 p.m.

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