Severe weather threat winds down Thursday, chances remain in the forecast

Posted at 3:02 PM, Jul 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-26 17:02:24-04

All severe weather warnings and watches have expired in the News 5 viewing area after another busy day of heavy rain and hail around the Pikes Peak Region.

The northeast part of Colorado Springs saw extremely heavy rain and accumulating hail, especially along Marksheffel Road. A strong thunderstorm moved south along the Powers Blvd. corridor during rush hour in Colorado Springs.

The storm left some neighborhood streets running like rivers and swept away trash bins.

Another storm also caused flooding near the Junkins Fire burn scar, closing Highway 165 from Pueblo to Mackenzie Junction for a little more than two hours Thursday night.

Thankfully, there was no more flooding along Ute Pass Thursday afternoon, despite a severe thunderstorm dropping heavy rain and hail over Woodland Park around 3 p.m. Thursday.

It was the first day since Sunday there was not a flash flood warning issued for the area, following Monday’s flooding emergency that caused more than $1 million in damage in Manitou Springs.

The Spring Fire burn scar also did not experience major flooding Thursday, despite flash flood and severe thunderstorm warnings in the area Thursday afternoon.

Unfortunately, storm chances continue through the weekend, with chances remaining for significant storms producing flash flooding.