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Numerous flash flood warnings issued around the News 5 viewing area

Posted: 11:41 AM, Jul 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-23 13:41:30-04

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for Otero County, including the communities of Rocky Ford and La Junta. The warning is set to expire at 10:45 p.m.People should avoid walking or driving in water in this area and should head to higher ground if you’re in a low-lying area.The National Weather Service has issued a new severe thunderstorm warning for Fremont County and Pueblo County that includes the Junkins and Beulah Hill Fire burn scars.The warning includes Florence, Wetmore, Beulah and Rockvale.The warning is set to expire at 7:15 p.m. At this time, there is not a flash flood warning for this area, but thunderstorms this afternoon have been slow moving and can quickly create flash flooding conditions.Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Florence CO, Williamsburg CO, Rockvale CO until 7:15 PM MDT pic.twitter.com/RDBrbdAzIV— NWS Pueblo (@NWSPueblo) July 24, 2018The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Fremont County that includes the towns of Canon City, Florence and Penrose. The warning is set to expire at 8:15 p.m.Severe Thunderstorm Warning continues for Cañon City CO, Florence CO, Penrose CO until 6:30 PM MDT pic.twitter.com/YeBP6PG5kM— NWS Pueblo (@NWSPueblo) July 24, 2018The severe thunderstorm warning in that area was set to expire at 6:30 p.m.The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Pueblo County, including the cities of Pueblo and Pueblo West until 9:15 p.m.If you see standing water on the roadway drive around it and do not drive through it.The area is also under a severe thunderstorm warning until 6:45 p.m. from the same storm that caused extreme flash flooding along Fountain Creek in Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs.The National Weather Service allowed the tornado warning to expire for far southern El Paso County and northern Pueblo County.Tornado Warning including Wigwam CO until 5:45 PM MDT pic.twitter.com/oAkoTUFt2m— NWS Pueblo (@NWSPueblo) July 23, 2018Residents in the area should take shelter on the lowest level of their home and stay away from windows. Stay in the most interior room of the house if you do not have a basement. Drivers in the warning area should drive away from the tornado. DO NOT take shelter under an overpass.The National Weather Service (NWS) has allowed the tornado warning for El Paso County and Teller County to expire, but flash flooding near the waldo canyon burn scar is now the primary danger.The NWS has issued a flash flood warning for El Paso County and Teller County until 7 p.m. There is a mudslide reported at Highway 24 in Chipita Park and we’ve received video of hail covering the highway.Head to higher ground if you’re in an area that can be prone to flooding.There is also a flood warning in effect for areas surrounding Fountain Creek. People in the area should move away from the creek.The National Weather Service (NWS) has extended a severe thunderstorm warning for El Paso County until 4:15 p.m. The warning still includes Colorado Springs, Woodland Park and Manitou SpringsThe NWS said people in Woodland Park can expect large hail at any moment.The warning area has been refined to no longer include Monument and Black Forest.Half Dollar sized hail and 60 mph winds are possible with this storm. If you can, put your vehicle under cover NOW!Severe Thunderstorm WARNING for areas of Teller and El Paso Counties including Colorado Springs until 3:30 pm. Heavy rain, large hail, and strong winds moving in with this. #cowx pic.twitter.com/EN6BpiDYM0— Jessica Van Meter (@jessicav_wx) July 23, 2018The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the northern half of Teller County including Woodland Park, Divide and Florissant until 3 p.m.Quater-sized hail and 60 mph winds are possible with this storm, along with heavy rain. The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Custer and Fremont Counties, including the Westcliffe area until 2:45 p.m. Winds as high as 60 mph and quarter sized hail.The storm is located north of Westcliffe and west of Williamsburg.The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for western parts of Fremont County until 2:45 p.m. The main threats with this cell are heavy rain and half dollar sized hail.The storm is located to the north of Texas Creek and is moving east.Parts of southern Colorado could experience severe weather Monday afternoon and evening, with the main threats being heavy rain and flooding as well as large hail and strong winds.El Paso County, Pueblo County, Fremont County, Teller County, Crowley County, Custer County, Huerfano County, Otero County, Las Animas County, Prowers County are under a flash flood watch until midnight and severe thunderstorm watch through 7 p.m.Be weather aware and refresh this page for updates. You can also track the storms on your own with our Drive the Doppler tool.