As has been the trend during the second half of this summer, afternoon showers are expected in several parts of Colorado this weekend, with the heaviest rainfall affecting the southern part of the state.
Thunderstorms are expected over the mountains and along the I-25 corridor through Sunday, with the greatest risk of flash flooding over the eastern mountains Saturday, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).
The heaviest rains are expected to fall in areas of southern Colorado this weekend, particularly at higher elevations including the San Juan and southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
It should also be noted that a few inches of snow can fall on some of the highest peaks in the state.
Anyone planning to head to the mountains this weekend should be prepared for wet weather and keep an eye out for up-to-date forecasts.
The humidity hitting Colorado is part of a multi-day storm that the National Weather Service says could dump 5 to 6 inches of rain in parts of the southwestern United States between August 21 and 24. .
“While much of the affected regions are experiencing drought conditions, this amount of rain can lead to flash flooding issues,” the center said in a tweet on Friday.
The Weather Prediction Center originally included Colorado in the storm’s range, but a new forecast called it “less likely.”
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