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Colorado weather forecast: Overnight storms brought severe weather to southeast Colorado

11:56 AM, Apr 27, 2012   |    comments
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The severe weather threat has ended and light rain is now moving out of Colorado, according to 9NEWS Meteorologist Becky Ditchfield.

The Storm Prediction Center out of Norman, Okla. has moved the slight and moderate risk for severe weather into Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma for Friday.  Storms will be capable of producing large tornadoes, large hail and damaging wind across the midwest. 

Tornado sirens went off in the Lowry and Stapleton neighborhoods just before 2 p.m. on Thursday after the public reported seeing a possible funnel cloud near Martin Luther King Boulevard and Beeler Street.

The National Weather Service says there was no tornado warning nor a severe thunderstorm warning. There is also no damage, injuries or official confirmation of a funnel cloud.

Most of the severe weather occurred late Thursday night when several tornadoes were reported in southeast Colorado, in Prowers and Kiowa counties.  

According to Wiley Fire Chief Jim Farmer, there were no serious injuries, but several building sustained damage, and the power was knocked out to Lamar when a reported tornado took out the major power station that serves the southeastern Colorado Power Association. There is no word on when power will be returned to the city. Officials are still assessing the damage.

Friday will be calmer but cool with highs in the 60s and isolated showers.

Stay tuned to the networks of 9NEWS for the very latest on severe weather in your area.

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