Tree damage reported from microbursts in north metro Denver

DENVER — Storms with powerful winds … possibly microbursts … brought a tree down in a Thornton neighborhood Tuesday night. There where other reports of strong winds hitting the area as well.

The tree in the photo was in the Hunters Glen area of Thornton.

It was been a hot Tuesday on the Front Range. Denver tied the record high temperature of 95 degrees that was set in 1946. Temperatures will cool down to the 80s Wednesday with afternoon storm chances returning.

Denver will hit a high temperature of 89 degrees on Wednesday. Skies will stay mostly clear in the morning with gusty winds and clouds building in the afternoon. Denver’s best chance to see storms will be during the evening commute time.

Denver and the eastern plains have a chance to see strong to severe storms Wednesday afternoon. The areas in green, including Denver, are under a marginal risk and the northeastern plains (yellow) are under a slight risk. Strong winds and hail will be the main threat with these storms.

90 degree temperatures will return on Thursday and Friday. Thursday has a 10% chance of an isolated storm and Friday will be dry. Fire danger will be high in Colorado this week with low humidity and breezy winds each day.

Saturday and Sunday will stay in the 90s in Denver. There will be a 10% chance of an isolated storm on Saturday with more dry weather moving in for Sunday.

A cold front will move in to start next work week cooling temperatures down to the low 80s on Monday and Tuesday.

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Pinpoint Weather Meteorologists Dave Fraser, Greg Dutra, Jessica Lebel, Matt Makens, and Chris Tomer.

Pinpoint Weather has been independently certified as Colorado’s Most Accurate Forecast by WeatheRate.

We’re tracking weather today on FOX31 Denver and Channel 2 News – and when conditions are bad we send out the Weather Beast.

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