Landspout tornado Photo Credit: Marcelo J. Albuquerque (Flickr)

This file photo shows an example of what a landspout tornado can look like. Photo Credit: Marcelo J. Albuquerque (Flickr)

Flash flooding, landspout tornadoes, and large hail are among the collection of Wednesday weather hazards found on Colorado's Front Range.

The National Weather Service has issued a warning of life threatening flash flooding that will be occurring in the Colorado Springs area and beyond. Heavy rain continues with more than an inch of rain already falling by 4:14 PM. The warning is currently active until 7:15 PM.

The impacted area includes the following places: Colorado Springs, Fountain, Manitou Springs, Stratmoor, Fort Carson, Security, Peterson AFB, Security-Widefield and Cimarron Hills.

The statement warns motorists about crossing flooded roads with the phrase "turn around, don't drown." Most flood deaths happen in vehicles.

Find the most up-to-date information on the National Weather Service website.

Another risk is tennis ball-sized hail. See the impacted area of this warning in the tweet below.

Landspout tornados have also been spotted east of Denver with the possibility of more on the way.

This is a developing story.

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