Severe thunderstorms develop around metro Denver, Eastern Plains
DENVER — Severe thunderstorms prompted warnings from the national weather service around metro Denver and on the Eastern Plains Monday night.
The storms developed following a hot day where the high reached 100 degrees in Denver. It was the fifth day in a row over 90 degrees and the first triple-digit reading of the season.
Some of the storms produced intense lightning and drenching rain. You can see what it looked like near Byers in a video Judi Fishman sent to FOX31 Denver News.
Xcel Energy reported power outages affecting more than 11,000 customers at 10 p.m. Monday.
The storms could last into the early morning hours Tuesday. Hail and gusty winds were reported in several areas.
Denver International Airport said there were 24 weather-related cancellations and a few other flights that had to be diverted to other nearby airports. Fans in the upper decks of Coors Field at the Rockies game were asked to seek shelter and the game was eventually put into a rain delay with the Padres ahead 6-1 in the 8th inning. The game resumed and Colorado lost 6-1.
Movie night at Infinity Park in Glendale was stopped and people were asked to leave the park.
A cold front is sliding across the region Monday night and is expected to drop Tuesday’s high temperature 20 degrees into the low 80s.