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Jul 14, 2013 7:19 AM by Meteorologist Stephanie Ortmann

Flash flooding possible today

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect from noon today until noon Monday for the I-25 corridor and points west. The greatest threat for flooding is in and around the Waldo Canyon, Black Forest, East Peak, and Royal Gorge burn scars.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are llikely across all of Southern Colorado this afternoon with the activity continuing into the overnight hours. Heavy downpours are possible with any shower or storm that moves through the region which may lead to flash flooding in some areas especially in and around our burn scars.

Rainfall totals across Southern Colorado over the next 24 hours may top out anywhere from 0.50" to 1".

The rain will eventually move out Monday leading to a mainly dry middle of the week. By the end of the week, isolated showers and storms are once again possible around the region.

Highs will be near average in the 80s/90s today. Expect cooler temperatures for the start of the workweek. Highs Monday will be well below average in the 70s. Highs in the 80s/90s return to Southern Colorado by the middle of the week and look to stick around into next weekend.

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