Funnel Cloud Reported in SE Colorado; Tornado, Hail Possible

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Punkin Center, Colo. (AP) Authorities say a funnel cloud has been reported in southeast Colorado and has the potential to become a tornado.

The National Weather Service said Thursday the storm was near Punkin Center about 50 miles east of Colorado Springs and 90 miles southeast of Denver.

Forecasters say the storm could also bring large hail.

It's the second straight day of severe weather on Colorado's eastern plains. On Wednesday, at least two tornadoes were reported in Yuma County, about 120 miles northeast of Denver, along with 6 inches of hail and 3 inches of rain.

Wheat and corn crops were damaged and some basements in the town of Yuma were flooded.

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