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Flood advisory issued across Front Range, includes most of Denver

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DENVER -- The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory as rain continues to fall across most of northern Colorado.

The advisory is effective from 11 a.m. Friday until 11 p.m. Sunday, and includes many counties in the Front Range and metro area:

  • Adams County
  • Boulder County
  • Denver County
  • Arapahoe County
  • Jefferson County
  • Broomfield County
  • Douglas County
  • Weld County
  • Morgan County
  • Central Logan County
  • Northwestern Sedgewick County
  • North Central Washington County
  • Eastern Gilpin County
  • Eastern Larimer County
  • Elbert County
  • Southeastern Clear Creek County

The National Weather Service warns anyone driving this weekend not to drive into areas where the water covers the roadway, as the water may be too deep to allow your car to cross safely.

Prolonged rains like Colorado has experienced most of this week will raise the water levels of streams and rivers, possibly causing flooding of low lying areas along the Front Range and the Foothills.

The ground can only soak up so much water. Once its saturated, the water will start to rise

Additional rainfall is expected this weekend through Sunday, with snow possible in some areas.

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