Flash flood watch in effect for Western Colorado | CraigDailyPress.com

Flash flood watch in effect for Western Colorado

Craig Press staff report

CRAIG — The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for most of Western Colorado from noon Tuesday, Aug. 21, until noon Wednesday, Aug. 22.

The warning was issued by the NWS in Grand Junction and applies to several burn scars across Western Colorado. The burn scars are associated with the 416, Burro, West Guard, Bull Draw, Lake Christine, Cache Creek, Red Canyon, Cabin Lake, Indian Valley, and Divide fires.

Heavy rain is expected over several burn scars across Western Colorado,” the NWS watch stated. “This rain may lead to flash flooding, mudslides, and debris flows. Residents near any burn scars should prepare for potential flooding impacts over the next 24 to 36 hours.”

A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to localized flooding and, according to the NWS, “a very dangerous situation.”

To monitor forecasts and be prepared to take action in response to any hazardous weather conditions, visit weather.gov/gjt.