...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING... The National Weather Service in Denver has issued a * Flash Flood Watch for portions of east central Colorado and northeast Colorado, including the following areas, in east central Colorado, North and Northeast Elbert County Below 6000 Feet/North Lincoln County. In northeast Colorado, Central and East Adams and Arapahoe Counties, Logan County, Morgan County, Northeast Weld County, and Washington County.
* From this afternoon through this evening *
Scattered thunderstorms with locally heavy rainfall will be capable of producing flash flooding.
Rainfall rates of 1 to 1.50 inches in 30 to 60 minutes should be expected. Rainfall totals of 2 to 3 inches will be possible.
Thunderstorms will move out of the foothills by mid-afternoon and then track eastward across northeast Colorado through the evening hours.
* Low lying areas and areas that have seen recent heavy rainfalls will be especially susceptible to flooding problems.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.