Flash flood watches posted for most of Colorado Tuesday afternoon

Heavy rain expected to hit Tuesday and Wednesday

DENVER - Be prepared for the possibility of very heavy rainfall Tuesday afternoon in Colorado.

Flash flood watches are posted for all of metro area - and most of the state - ahead of the storms expected Tuesday and Wednesday.  

7NEWS Reporter Tyler Lopez talked to one meteorologist who said he couldn't remember this much of the state being under a flash flood watch in about seven years.

The watches will be in effect from 2 p.m. Tuesday through 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Read the updated forecast throughout the day: http://ch7ne.ws/wxforecast

There is the possibility of river and stream-bed flooding as well as street flooding, Lopez reported.

Officials with the City of Boulder told our partners at the Daily Camera there is "a higher sense of urgency" about storms like this after last year's devastating September floods.

Mike Chard, Director of the Boulder Office of Emergency Management, said crews will be ready to implement the severe weather protocol - including activating the county's Emergency Operations Center, putting first responders on notice, and making heavy use of social media to get as much information to residents as quickly as possible.

Download the Storm Shield weather app to get emergency alerts and stay ahead of severe weather: http://www.thedenverchannel.com/storm-shield

 
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