Several days of rainy weather in Colorado have led to flash flooding. Tuesday was no exception, especially along the urban corridor of I-25 between Monument, through Colorado Springs and to the north side of Pueblo.
Rain Reports in southern Colorado July 26, 2022:
|Colorado Springs - Powers & Astrozon||2.50"|
|Colorado Springs - near Penrose Park||1.92"|
|Colorado Springs - Powers & Carefree||1.85"|
|Colorado Springs - near Voyager and North Gate||1.83"|
|Fountain - near John Metcalf Memorial Park||1.05"|
The convective bursts of heavy rain on top of saturated soil allow for runoff and flash flooding. This created dangerous driving conditions. Two people were rescued from a flooded underpass in Pueblo on Tuesday.
Stranded or submerged vehicles were reported in Colorado Springs and Pueblo.
El Paso County radar estimated rainfall and storm reports Tuesday:
Pueblo radar estimated rainfall and storm reports Tuesday:
There is more rain to come. Widespread moderate to heavy rain will impact southern Colorado on Thursday and Friday. The region has a moderate risk of excessive rainfall, meaning flash flooding is likely.
Stay weather aware and be alert to your surroundings. If you drive up to a flooded road, TURN AROUND DON'T DROWN.
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