PUEBLO — The National Weather Service in Pueblo has issued a flash flood watch for counties along the Front Range, Sangre de Cristo range and Wet Mountains for Thursday afternoon.
El Paso County, Teller County, Fremont County, Pueblo County, Huerfano County, Custer County, and Las Animas County are all under the watch. Eastern portions of Costilla County and Saguache County are also under the watch area.
The First Alert 5 weather team says conditions are right for thunderstorms that can drop heavy rain and hail today. The Storm Prediction Center has most areas east of the mountains under a maginal risk for severe weather, which means isolated severe storms are possible. However, Meteorologist Sam Schreier expects that to be upgraded later on Thursday.
Southern Colorado should expect to see storms pop up in the afternoon and early evening.
Only a marginal risk for now in southern Colorado for severe weather, but it'll probably get upgraded to a slight in a few hours. Basically if you live in the green area, you have a better chance at seeing severe weather later today pic.twitter.com/aMbH4AS4yC— Sam Schreier (@SamASchreier) August 8, 2019
Areas of particular concern are the Spring Fire burn scar and Junkins burn scar. If you live in or around La Veta, Walsenburg or Wetmore, be weather aware today.