What had been a relatively quiet Sunday was shattered by severe storms moving across the Denver metro area and Thornton on Sunday. A deluge of rain coupled with hail and funnel clouds sent Thornton residents scrambling for cover and caused a rain delay for the Colorado Rockies when a funnel cloud was spotted near Coors Field. Hail up to 1 1/2 inches fell in parts of Thornton.
- New photos added – Funnel cloud near Coors Field. See below.
A Tornado Warning was issued for a large swath of the metro area including Thornton. The warning has since expired but a Tornado Watch remains in effect for Thornton until 9:00pm Sunday evening so residents should remain aware.