A recent weather report released by the National Weather Service at 8:57 AM on August 8 has stated that severe weather is moving into the state, likely to result in flash flooding along the southern mountains and the I-25 corridor. The report specifically mentions that cities along the I-25 corridor will be at risk, with an included map showing that this warning spans the southern portion of the highway.

Map Credit: National Weather Service

Cities included in this area include (but are not limited to) Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Cañon City, Walsenburg, and Trinidad. The report also lists other threats, with large hail and strong winds being the “primary threats” as the weather moves through. Their report also lists a “medium-high” confidence that this storm will hit. Two at-risk areas for flooding include burn scars and urban areas. See the full report here.

Below you’ll find tweets from the National Weather Service about the incoming weather:

If you encounter flooding on the roads, never drive through it. Turn around and find another route that’s not flooded. If that’s not possible, seek high ground and let the flooding clear. This could save your life. Many drownings that occur during flash flooding involve people in vehicles.
If you’re outside, avoid canyons and gullies during flash flood risk. If flooding starts to occur, get to higher ground immediately. Have a plan in place to get to higher ground prior to entering a dangerous spot. Here are more tips about what to do when flash flooding occurs.

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