Homes, vehicles flooded in Windsor area; Flash Flood Warning expires for Larimer County

DENVER - Multiple homes and vehicles were left flooded in Windsor after a downpour Tuesday evening drenched the Denver metro area.

The town of Windsor saw 2.4 inches of rain, according town officials.

The 24/7 Weather Team says a Flash Flood Warning that was issued Tuesday for Larimer County expired at 11 p.m.  

However, Flash Flood Warnings are still in effect for Bent; Kiowa; Las Animas; Logan; Mesa; Morgan; Prowers; Washington and Yuma counties.

The National Weather Service in Boulder says a flash flood watch is also in effect for nearly the whole state. 

24/7 Chief Meteorologist Mike Nelson said Tuesday night into early Wednesday, a low pressure area will develop and move southward along the stationary front. This disturbance will increase the rainfall over much of central and southern Colorado.

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.

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.

Officials with Denver Public Works advised residents that if you know your street tends to flood because it's located in a low point, be sure to move your vehicles to higher ground.

Operations at Denver International Airport have not been impacted by the storms Tuesday. DIA spokesperson Heath Montgomery said everything is operating normal, but that the FAA is imposing a ground program to proactively reduce the arrivals at the airport. Departures have not been impacted at this time.

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