A FLASH FLOOD WATCH will go into effect this afternoon for most of Southern Colorado. Daytime heating and moisture will combine with a disturbance moving through Colorado to develop numerous thunderstorms. Any one of them will be more than capable of producing very heavy rain. Burn scars and areas that have seen recent heavy rain will be under the greatest risk for flash flooding. This FLASH FLOOD WATCH will remain in effect through 6pm Wednesday. The 11 Breaking Weather Team will be tracking this threat closely for you the next two days.
Southern Colorado commuters battled some heavy, wet snow Friday morning. That prompted countless fender-benders, as drivers tried to negotiate the icy streets.
Both Colorado Springs and the Colorado State Patrol were on "Accident Alert." That means, if you're involved in a minor traffic accident and no drugs or alcohol were invovled, drivers should just exchange insurance information and report the crash at a later time.
The snow started falling on-and-off Thursday afternoon. By evening, it was more of a "slushfall" than a "snowfall." This time of year, Colorado's snow is often very wet, and it usually doesn't stick around for long. Another reminder---March and April are Colorado's snowiest months of the year.
By mid-morning on Friday, the sun was already poking through the clouds. But more periodic snow showers passed through during the afternoon. Warmer temperatures are on tap for the weekend. But first, we may have to weather some very strong winds.
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