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Jul 28, 2014 1:51 PM by Meteorologist Valerie Abati

FLASH FLOOD WATCH today

FLASH FLOOD WATCH in effect for the area until midnight tonight.  After some heavy rain yesterday - leading to an already saturated ground - and more heavy showers possible today, more flooding is likely to occur.  

We've been seeing a lot of cloud cover today.  This is actually a GOOD thing.  Because the less sun we see, the less instability that will develop.  It doesn't mean that we won't have instability around to trigger t-storms, it just means we'll have less of it with more clouds.  It will also keep temperatures a bit cooler.  But the dew points are high - very high for Colorado.  This means that there is A LOT of moisture in the lower atmosphere.  So there's a lot to work with should/when storms develop.  A lot of these will start in the higher elevations, but the atmospheric pattern is from west to east.  So anything that develops in the higher elevations, will likely head toward the I-25 corridor.

Tuesday and Wednesday the forecast is the same.  This means more showers and t-storms through the afternoon/evening.  Clouds will also dominate, keeping temperatures a bit cooler.  But there's still a lot of humidity.  So mugginess and flooding potentials will continue through midweek.  

The pattern will slow down a bit late in the week/into the weekend.  This means normal temperatures will return to the area, but we'll still keep in a few spotty showers to the forecast.  So we won't be completely in the clear at all this week.

Don't forget, slow down when driving in rain, and never drive through flooded roadways. - Meteorologist Valerie Abati

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