Aug 7, 2013 9:36 AM by Stephen Bowers
Rain began developing along the Palmer Divide from Colorado Springs to Calhan and east into the Plains early this morning. Rain will likely expand across the area, and nearly all of Southern Colorado could be affected by heavy rain that could bring about the risk for Flash Flooding.
A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for nearly all of Colorado south of Interstate 70. The watch includes all of the News 5 viewing area.
In addition to the heavy rain threat, parts of Teller County could see some snow tonight. This is especially true in the highest elevations, particularly on Pikes Peak. On the summit of Pikes Peak, a little over an inch of accumulation is possible. In other areas, IF the snow falls it will be a wet snow that likely will not accumulate.
Temperatures will be held down today by the clouds and rain. Highs will be only in the upper 60's and lower 70's for nearly all of Southeastern Colorado. The exceptions will be Teller County, where many areas will only warm into the upper 50's and the far Southeastern Plains where some areas could briefly break 80 degrees this afternoon.