DENVER (AP) -- Spring weather has brought a tornado, high winds and rain to Colorado, with the forecast still calling for snowdrifts of 2 to 3 feet in parts of Colorado's mountains by Tuesday night.
Gusts of up to 64 mph were reported Monday in southwestern Colorado. The National Weather Service says a tornado was confirmed Monday evening near Bonny Lake in Yuma County in northeast Colorado.
The wind raised the risk of wildfires spreading. In eastern Colorado, Sterling Fire Chief Kurt Vogel says a fire spread across about 2 square miles of grazing land before it was contained Monday. He says winds were about 30 mph earlier in the day, and lightning was spotted around the time the fire started. Evening rains were expected to turn into snow late Monday.
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