Scattered heavy thunderstorms again produced very heavy rainfall and local flooding across Colorado Sunday afternoon and evening. Flash Flood Warnings were issued in the Colorado Springs area for several hours early Sunday evening. The heavy rainfall was mostly east of the Waldo Canyon Burn Scar, but residents nearby were on alert.
The atmosphere is still full of humidity and the winds aloft are light. That helped to produce slow moving, heavy thunderstorms that could drop 1-2 inches of rain in an hour. The locally heavy rainfall does lower the fire danger, but creates a serious flooding threat over the various burn scars.
Check out the flash flood watches or warnings in your area.
Many areas have picked up 2 to 4 inches of rain since Friday, and there could be another round of heavy rainfall developing on Monday. The storms will taper off to only lingering light showers by Monday morning. Later in the day on Monday, more slow moving storms will be possible, especially over the mountains and southeastern plains.
By Tuesday, the atmosphere will begin to warm up and dry out and the rain chances will be lower. Highs will return to near normal for July, with readings in the mid 80s and much more widely scattered thunderstorms.
Wednesday through next weekend will be hot again with only a slight chance for thunderstorms. Highs will bounce back into the 90s, even mid to upper 90s by later in the week.
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