A strong cold front will move through Southern Colorado today. It will bring much colder temperatures (especially in the afternoon), strong wind, a few rain/snow showers, and blowing dust to Southern Colorado. Light snow accumulations and poor visibility will be possible for a time this afternoon and evening north of Colorado Springs and south/southwest of Pueblo. Blowing dust will be mostly likely on the Eastern Plains, where a Blowing Dust Advisory is in effect. Bottom-line, your Tuesday will feel (and look) a lot different than the past two days. Be prepared...
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. Below are some valuable Flash Flood 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.
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