Aug 3, 2013 10:44 AM by Stephen Bowers
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for El Paso and Teller counties effective Saturday afternoon and evening from noon until midnight.
Heavy rain will increase the risk for flash flooding across the watch area this afternoon and evening. The highest threat for flash flooding will be around the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest burn scars, but flash flooding can occur in other areas where heavy rain falls in a short period of time. You do not have to be near a river or other body of water for flash flooding to occur.
If flash flooding occurs, you should move to higher ground quickly. Your fastest path to safety may be up the side of a canyon rather than taking a road out of the flood area.
Be weather aware today and monitor weather updates from the First Alert 5 team and NOAA Weather Radio.