Weather - Forecast

Aug 10, 2013 8:43 AM by Meteorologist Stephanie Ortmann

Flash flooding possible again today

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect from noon until 9pm today for Teller and El Paso Counties. The main focus will be on the Waldo Canyon burn scar due to the highly saturated ground and unstable soil. If heavy rain moves over the burn scar again today, flash flooding is likely.

A moisture rich atmosphere along with a passing disturbance will help develop showers and storms once again today across parts of the region. Scattered showers and storms will develop first over the high country during the early part of the afternoon. Those storms will then push east over parts of the Front Range later in the afternoon and into the early part of the evening before moving east towards the Plains after sunset as they weaken. Heavy rain is possible with any storm that develops along with gusty winds, small hail, and frequent lightning.

Storm coverage is expected to be less Sunday and Monday with less moisture around. The moisture though returns for the day Tuesday bringing the usual scattered showers and storms back to Southern Colorado for the afternoon and evening hours.

A drier weather pattern looks to take hold of the area by the end of the week.

Highs today will be near average for this time of year. Temperatures will jump up a few more degrees into Sunday with Sunday looking like the warmest day of the week ahead. Highs will stay somewhat steady in the 80s throughout the workweek.

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