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Weather blog: Flood threat ends in Denver, some sunshine expected on Saturday

The locations that could see the heavy rainfall have shifted to southeastern Colorado. Flood watches lifted for the Denver area.
Posted: 11:35 AM, Aug 25, 2023
Updated: 2023-08-25 23:49:00-04
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DENVER — The National Weather Service in Boulder has canceled the flood watch for the Denver area, the cooler temperatures did not allow strong thunderstorms to develop Friday afternoon and evening.

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8:16 p.m. | Flood watch canceled | The NWS in Boulder says scattered rain showers are diminishing and a flood watch has been canceled.

7:44 p.m. | Flash flood threat ends for the night | The NWS in Boulder said the threat of flash flooding in the burn scar areas has ended for the night. There will still be some lingering light rain showers the mountains and plains throughout the evening.

4:38 p.m. | Warning for Saturday | Denver Parks and Recreation said Saturday's rainy forecast may mean flooding on trails along the Cherry Creek, South Platte River, and other waterways. Use extra caution in these areas.

2:55 p.m. | Weather update | Winds up to 50 mph are possible with a storm moving east of Otis, the NWS warned in a special weather statement.

2:48 p.m. | Flood threat slightly diminishes in Denver | While heavy rain is still possible in the Denver metro area, the flood threat is slightly diminishing along the I-25 corridorthis afternoon, according to the NWS in Boulder. However, west of the divide and along the plains, flooding is still a threat as warning are in place for Morgan County.

2:30 p.m. | Flash flood warning extended | Morgan County remains under a flash flood warning until 5:30 p.m., as between 2 and 5 inches of rain has already fallen on top of an additional 1 inch of rain possible. The NWS said emergency management in the county reported several county roads are washed out.

2:00 p.m. | Weather update | Wind gusts up to 55 mph are possible with a thunderstorm near Akron, Platner and Otis. The NWS issued a special weather statement for the storm until 2:45 p.m.

11:20 a.m. | Flash flood warning | Southeastern Morgan County, including the communities of Brush, Hillrose and Snyder are under a flash flood warning until 2:30 p.m., Between 1 and 4 inches of rain has already fallen in the area, the NWS said, with an additional 3 inches of rain possible.

11:00 a.m. | Flood advisory | Portions of Morgan County are under a flood advisory until 2 p.m. for minor flooding in low-lying areas. The NWS said small stream flooding is possible.

9:00 a.m. | Flash flood watch issued | The entire Denver metro area, Front Range and northeast Colorado are under a flash flood watch through Saturday morning for the threat of isolated flooding. Several rounds of storms are expected to fire this afternoon.

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