Severe weather advisories issued, flooding sweeps across Metro

Posted on: 6:18 pm, July 13, 2013, by , updated on: 09:19pm, July 13, 2013

DENVER — A flash flood warning was issued for northeastern Jefferson County Saturday afternoon, as severe thunderstorms moved across much of the Metro area.

Locally, heavy rain can be expected until 10 p.m. across Denver, according to Fox 31 Meteorologist Nick Carter.

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Street flooding also impacted several areas throughout Denver, and multiple cars were stranded on Martin Luther King Blvd., while police closed the road between Dahlia and Monaco.

The National Weather Service reported flooding is also possible in Lakewood, southeastern Arvada, eastern Golden and Wheat Ridge.

There were also reports of small hail, dangerous lightning and wind gusts of 40 mph.

Several people also took photos of what appeared to be a funnel cloud over Pikes Peak on Saturday. The National Weather Service confirmed that there was a small funnel cloud that was briefly above Cheyenne Mountain at 2:30 p.m.

The potential for flooding is anticipated through Saturday evening for the West Fork Fire Complex, Black Forest Burn Scar, and Waldo Canyon Burn Scar areas.

Severe storms were also seen in Colorado Springs within just miles of the Waldo Canyon Burn Scar. If you live in the foothills, and especially near wildfire burn scars, you are in an area that could become flooded quickly, Carter said.

The rain is expected to let up after midnight, but will return again on Sunday.

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