Flash flood watch issued for most of southern Colorado

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for most of southern Colorado for this afternoon and evening.

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Detailed Forecast

Tonight:  Showers and thunderstorms are expected to continue through the evening, with some of them again producing heavy rainfall - any storms that move over burn scars or saturated areas will be capable of producing flash flooding. The storms are expected to diminish before midnight.  Lows will once again cool to the lower to middle 60s for the plains and into to the low 50s for the mountains.

Tomorrow:  We are expecting another round of showers and thunderstorms, and the storms that do develop should be a bit more intense than those on Monday.  These storms will be slow moving and capable of producing very heavy rain which is concerning for area burn scars and areas saturated by recent heavy rain as these areas will be particularly susceptible to flash flooding.  Flash Flood Watches have already been issued from noon to midnight for most of southern Colorado.  High temperatures will stay cool with highs in the 70s and 80s.

Extended:  Noticeably cooler air and an abundance of thunderstorms will take us through Wednesday.  Flash flooding will be a big concern heading through this time frame as storms will be capable of producing very heavy rain, and the storms will be slow moving.  Temperatures will stay very cool through Wednesday.  By the end of the work week and into the weekend, storms will become more scattered and weaker and temperatures will gradually begin warming.

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Forecast

Colorado Springs, CO

12AM MDT
Thunderstorm
65°
Thunderstorm
3AM MDT
Thunderstorm
59°
Thunderstorm
6AM MDT
Partly Cloudy
58°
Partly Cloudy
9AM MDT
Chance of a Thunderstorm
70°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
12PM MDT
Chance of a Thunderstorm
76°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
3PM MDT
Chance of a Thunderstorm
72°
Chance of a Thunderstorm

Pueblo, CO

12AM MDT
Thunderstorm
70°
Thunderstorm
3AM MDT
Thunderstorm
67°
Thunderstorm
6AM MDT
Partly Cloudy
61°
Partly Cloudy
9AM MDT
Chance of a Thunderstorm
67°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
12PM MDT
Chance of a Thunderstorm
79°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
3PM MDT
Chance of a Thunderstorm
83°
Chance of a Thunderstorm

Flash Flood Preparedness

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The Waldo Canyon Fire has dramatically increased the probability of flash flooding in Ute Pass, Manitou Springs and portions of western Colorado Springs. Home owners and business owners along drainages coming off the Waldo Canyon Burn Scar need to take precautions to protect your family, staff and customers, as well as your property, from the expected flash flooding.

Things to Do:

Sign up for emergency alerts through the National Weather Service, Nixle or E-911.

http://www.weather.gov/subscribe http://www.nixle.com/ http://www.elpasoteller911.org/

  • • Create an emergency plan in case of flash flooding.
  • • Designate a family meeting place in case of disaster.
  • • Build a 72-Hour Emergency Kit.
  • • Do you know your kids’ school’s flash flood plan?
  • • Does you work place have a flash flood plan?
  • • Good customer service means having an emergency plan that includes your customers.
  • • If the Flash Flood Warning Siren goes off in Manitou Springs, seek higher ground.
  • • Don’t drive or walk through flooded streets or low lying areas.
  • • Get Flood Insurance now.
  • • Keep an eye on the weather. If it looks like it might rain, keep informed with Stormtracker 13.


NOAA Alerts

  • • Flood Watch means there is potential for flooding.
  • • Flood Advisory means minor flooding expected.
  • • Flood Warning means damaging or threatening flooding expected.

For More information go to the Emergency Preparedness page on the El Paso County website: http://adm.elpasoco.com/emprep/Pages/default.aspx

CLICK HERE for the El Paso County Flash Flood Awareness Brochure.


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Colorado Springs

Normal High:84°
Normal Low:58°
Record High: 96° in 1978
Record Low: 44° in 1913
Sunrise:5:57 am
Sunset:8:14 pm
Moonrise:7:39 am
Moonset:8:59 pm
Today's MoonWaxing crescent

Pueblo

Normal High:92°
Normal Low:59°
Record High: 103° in 1978
Record Low: 51° in 1913
Sunrise:5:57 am
Sunset:8:11 pm
Moonrise:7:38 am
Moonset:8:57 pm
Today's MoonWaxing crescent
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