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Tornado watch for 12 southeast Colorado counties Saturday

A tornado watch is in effect.

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for southeast Colorado which is expected to be in effect until 9:00 p.m.

Storms could produce heavy rain and hail as large as two inches in diameter. Wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour are also possible.

Radar image updates every five minutes.

Counties covered by the watch include 

  • Baca
  • Bent
  • Cheyenne
  • Crowley
  • Elbert
  • El Paso
  • Kiowa
  • Las Animas
  • Lincoln
  • Otero
  • Prowers
  • Pueblo

Just before 3:00 p.m. thunderstorm warnings were in effect for parts of El Paso, Las Animas, Otero and Bent counties.