More Rain Soaking Flood-Ravaged Colorado

By Brian Edwards, Meteorologist
September 15, 2013; 7:47 PM ET
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After flooding devastated parts of Colorado earlier in the week, more rain is falling across areas that don't need it.

As low pressure departs the Plains and heads into the Great Lakes, high pressure building into the Plains from the north is sending moisture up the Colorado Rockies once again.

This flow up the mountains led to additional rain and isolated thunderstorms through Sunday evening, which was not good news for communities from Boulder through Colorado Springs.

Six people have already been killed in Colorado floods and hundreds more are still unaccounted for, according to local authorities.

While the rainfall isn't expected to be nearly as heavy as earlier in the week, any additional moderate to heavy rainfall can lead to continued flooding problems with the ground saturated. meteorologists expect a general 1-2 inches through Monday morning across flood-ravaged communities of Boulder and Lyons in the Foothills with higher amounts possible in the mountains.

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Rainfall rates of around 1 inch per hour which can lead to additional flash flooding, as well as additional rises in area rivers and streams.

Check back with over the next few days as we continue to monitor the dangerous flooding in Colorado.


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