Flash Flood Watch issued for El Paso & Teller Counties

Periods of rain, heavy at times, will produce the potential for flash flooding through Tuesday evening.

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Detailed Forecast

Tonight: Flash Flood Watches remain in effect until 6PM Tuesday for El Paso, Teller and a portion of Fremont County.  Storms will continue through the first part of tonight, with a brief break around midnight.  Another wave is expected to lift across southern Colorado (moving from south to north) beginning around 2AM.  This band of storms will impact much of southern Colorado, including Colorado Springs and Pueblo, just in time for the morning drive.  The storms will produce moderate to heavy rain, which is why we'll need to keep on monitoring the burn scars overnight.  Lows will drop into the 30s and 40s.  With the poten

Tomorrow:  A band of heavier rain will impact many across southern Colorado through the early morning hours, which will make for a soggy morning drive.  Give yourself a few extra minutes to combat the falling rain and splash-back.  Moderate to heavy rain and thunderstorms will continue through the mid afternoon, but storms will become spottier through the late afternoon with most of the activity ending by late evening.  Hail and gusty winds will be the primary threats, but flash flooding will be possible beneath some of the heavier rain producing cells.  High temperatures will be similar to those of Monday, with highs getting into the 60s for most.

Extended:  The system that is bringing a lot of rain to southern Colorado and will continue to do so on Tuesday is finally going to exit late Tuesday and early Wednesday, bringing the widespread storms along with it.  Wednesday through Friday will bring the chance for spotty afternoon thunderstorms.  Another system will move in late Friday and early Saturday, bringing an increase to storm coverage and intensity.  This system exits on Mother's day BUT if you're planning any outdoor activities for Mom, be sure to have an alternative plan because Sunday morning could bring a few more storms.  Monday we'll finally remove storms from the 7day forecast.  Every day that has a storm chance will bring the threat for flash flooding, especially over and near area burn scars.  Stick with us as this active weather patten continues, and we'll keep you ahead of the storm.

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NEED HELP HEATING YOUR HOME THIS WINTER?

LEAP CAN HELP


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ABOUT LEAP


The Colorado Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) is a federally funded program that helps hard working Colorado families, seniors and individuals pay a portion of their winter home heating costs. It is not intended to pay the entire cost of home heating for qualifying participants, but rather to help alleviate some of the burden associated with the colder months.

In most cases, payments are made directly to the primary heating fuel vendor helping to offset high heating costs. Other benefits of the program include repair or replacement of a home’s primary heating system, such as a furnace or wood-burning stove.

ELIGIBILITY

Colorado citizens with annual income less than 150% of the federal poverty index may qualify for heating assistance through LEAP.

PARTICIPANTS MUST:

  • • Pay home heating costs, either directly to a utility company or to a landlord as part of rent.
  • • Be a permanent legal resident of the United States and a Colorado resident or have household members that
      are U.S. citizens.
  • • Provide proof of lawful presence in the U.S. Valid forms of identification include:
    • ° Colorado Driver’s License or Colorado Identification card
    • ° United States Military Identification Card or Military Dependent’s Identification card
    • ° United States Coast Guard Merchant Mariner card
    • ° Native American Tribal document



Income Guidelines

Your maximum family household income must fall within the guidelines given below during the month you wish to apply. Household refers to all people living with you and for whom you are financially responsible.


In most cases, if you are approved for LEAP, payments are made directly to your primary heating fuel vendor and a notice will be sent to you informing you of the benefit amount.

IT’S EASY TO APPLY!

Applications for LEAP are accepted between November 1 and April 30 only.
  • • Download an application from the LEAP website.
      www.colorado.gov/cdhs/leap
  • • Call 1-866-HEAT-HELP (1-866-432-8435) to have an
      application sent via US Mail.
  • • Pick up an application from any county department of social
      or human services.
  • • If participants received LEAP last year and still reside at the
      same address, an application packet and reply envelope will
      be mailed to them.

    It can take up to 50 days to process a nonemergency application.


For more information or to request an application:

Call 1-866-HEAT-HELP (1-866-432-8435) or visit www.colorado.gov/cdhs/leap







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Colorado Springs

Normal High:66°
Normal Low:39°
Record High: 86° in 2012
Record Low: 24° in 1935
Sunrise:5:58 am
Sunset:7:54 pm
Moonrise:8:37 pm
Moonset:6:29 am
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Pueblo

Normal High:73°
Normal Low:40°
Record High: 94° in 1947
Record Low: 27° in 1990
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Sunset:7:52 pm
Moonrise:8:34 pm
Moonset:6:29 am
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