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Much of southern Colorado under a flash flood watch Thursday

Posted at 5:38 AM, Aug 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-08 09:08:17-04

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.

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.

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