Tag: Waldo Canyon Fire flooding

Colorado: Snow, baby!

An incoming storm system is bringing rain and snow to Colorado. Graphic courtesy NWS.

Fall storm brings much-needed moisture to state, but flooding possible in burned areas

By Bob Berwyn

FRISCO — Rain may change over to snow above 10,000 feet in the Colorado high country today, as a strong cold front, associated with a tightly wound low pressure system over Utah, sweeps through the area.

According to the National Weather Service, 1 to 3 inches of the white stuff is not out of the question at the higher elevations, with scattered precipitation expected to continue through Wednesday and more showers possible Thursday before conditions start to dry out.

The weather system will also bring some of the coolest temperature readings to the area since last April, with highs barely climbing into the 50s, and nighttime lows dropping below freezing the next few nights, seasonable readings for this time of year. The daytime highs the next few days will actually be below average.

With the low pressure system stalling over northwest Colorado, the northeastern plains, and potentially other parts of the state, will see some much-needed moisture. That’s a mixed blessing in the Colorado Springs area, where radar is showing heavy showers over the Waldo Canyon burn area, leading to a flood advisory.