A flash flood warning was issued until 6 p.m. Wednesday for north central El Paso County, the National Weather Service in Pueblo reported. The heaviest rain has fallen in the Peyton areas and southeast of (Black Forest).
Flash flooding caused problems for drivers in the affected area.
NWS says heavy rainfall is expected during that time period, with 2 to 3 inches expected in some areas and possibly as much as 4 inches. "We are watching the potential for flash flooding very closely".
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Counties under the watch include: Barbour, Boone, Braxton, Cabell, Calhoun, Clay, Doddridge, Gilmer, Harrison, Jackson WV, Kanawha, Lewis, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, McDowell, Mingo, Fayette, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Randolph, Webster, Pleasants, Putnam, Ritchie, Roane, Taylor, Tyler, Upshur, Wayne, Wirt, Wood and Wyoming.
The ingredients are there for strong, damaging winds to occur along this long line of thunderstorms and that is our main threat of severe weather.
A flash flood warning for Teller County is in effect until 7:30 p.m. Storm chances start to drop off this weekend; even still, there's the risk for pockets of heavy rain and flooding concerns.
The Paria River drainage including Buckskin Gulch is already seeing flash flooding.