While we need the rain, we may see too much of a good thing, too quickly. Another round of storms is expected on Wednesday evening, as a cold front moves through Southern Colorado. With plenty of moisture for storms to tap, the stronger storms will produce very heavy rain. Our computer models are suggesting that we will see the locally heavy rain continue on Wednesday night and into Thursday. In fact, some areas could pick up 2 to 5 inches of rain from late Wednesday through Thursday. If that happens, Flash Flooding will become a serious risk. Given how dry it has been, the ground is very hard. Rain that comes too fast will runoff into creeks and ditches. Those same creeks and ditches that have been dry, or had little water moving through them, will become raging rivers in a short time.
Remember Flash Flooding kills more people every year, than any other weather event.
Flash Flooding Safety Tips:
MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND IF HIGH WATER IS THREATENING YOUR AREA.
NEVER PLAY IN CREEKS, STREAMS, OR DITCHES, ESPECIALLY WITH THE TYPE OF WEATHER WE HAVE IN THE FORECAST.
NEVER DRIVE THROUGH A FLOODED AREAS
The forecast looks to dry out a little as we head into the weekend. Until then, get ready for some beneficial rain.
Chief Meteorologist Brian Bledsoe