Flash Flood Watch Posted; Severe Storms Possible This Afternoon

It's been quite a week already for severe storms and heavy rain across the state, and more active weather is forecast for today.

A quick look at precipitation totals from yesterday shows the loan storm that traversed the metro area Tuesday evening –– bringing with it some incredible wind, flooding rain, and hail. DIA managed 0.13" yesterday, bringing the monthly total up to 0.86" (still lagging Denver proper, but gaining).

More strong storms are possible today across eastern Colorado and the Front Range. The SPC has issued a Slight Risk for severe storms for the region (including Denver) with damaging wind and hail being the primary concerns, but the threat of a tornado cannot be ruled out as well:

A Flash Flood Watch has also been issued and goes into effect at 2pm, expiring at 12am. Storms today will again be capable of producing a LOT of rain in a short amount of time with rainfall rates from 1 to 1.50" in 30 minutes expected with the stronger storms.

Please stay weather aware, and in the event of flash flooding: turn around, don't drown!

Storm chances remain in the forecast through the end of the week, so expect the threat of flash flooding on Thursday as well. Storm chances will be in the 40 - 60% range today along the Front Range, with 40% chances again for your Thursday, before dropping a bit as we head into the weekend. The CPC excessive rainfall risk shows greatest odds across northeast Colorado today, with the risk including more of the southern I-25 corridor on Thursday:

Brendan Heberton

Brendan is founder of Weather5280. He is co-founder of FreshyMap, and develops software for geospatial data analysis and visualization.

Denver, Colorado
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