Jul 28, 2013 7:17 AM by Meteorologist Stephanie Ortmann
A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Teller and El Paso Counties from 9am until 11pm today. This includes the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest burn scars.
Expect periods of rain today across Southern Colorado. Showers and storms will move east off the mountains and over the Front Range and Southeastern Plains dropping heavy rain at times. The best chance for rain will be this afternoon and evening. The risk for flash flooding around the area burn scars is high today, so if you live in and around the Black Forest or Waldo Canyon burn scars, please stay aware of the weather situation throughout the day.
The monsoon moisture that is responsible for bringing heavy rain to the region today will make an eastward push out of the state during the start of the workweek. Isolated showers and storms are still possible though Monday and Tuesday, but the remainder of the week looks mainly dry with a mix of clouds and sun overhead.
In regards to temperatures, it'll be cool out today with highs well below average for this time of year in the 70s/80s. Temperatures will eventually warm back up to seasonal readings by the middle of the week with highs looking to remain in the 80s/90s into next weekend.
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