While much of the Front Range receives plenty of rain ahead of the summer season, areas near the state’s eastern mountains with burn scars are at risk for flash flooding over the next few days.

Heavy rain over the Sangre de Cristo range, La Garita mountains and the Spanish Peaks may soak the recent Hayden Pass, Junkins and Spring burn scars. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect over these locations starting late Wednesday morning, the National Weather Service in Pueblo reports.

Hail as large as one-inch in diameter is also possible in southeastern Colorado, likely to be accompanied by 60 mile per hour winds.

The official flood watch is currently in effect from 11 AM through the end of Wednesday, though this is likely to be extended with continuing rains.

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