Forecasters monitoring storms over Waldo Canyon

COLORADO SPRINGS — Weather forecasters are monitoring storm cells over the Waldo Canyon burn area to see if any have the potential to produce serious flooding.

A round of showers passed through El Paso and Teller counties early Wednesday morning. National Weather Service forecaster Larry Walrod tells The Gazette that the heaviest rainfall in El Paso County was expected from midnight through early Thursday.

If the rain is slow and steady, he says creeks and drainage systems should be able to handle it. However, a half an inch of rain or more in an hour could cause flash flooding.

Last year, two people died in the Waldo Canyon Fire, which burned 346 homes and 28 square miles.



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