WASHINGTON COUNTY HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK

 This hazardous weather outlook is for northeast and north central Colorado.  .DAY ONE...Today and Tonight  Near record heat is expected for the Denver metro and rest of the eastern plains today, with highs in the upper 90s to low 100s. Across the high country, monsoon moisture is expected to increase, with scattered thunderstorms forecast during the afternoon hours. Some of these storms may produce briefly heavy rain and could produce burn area flash flooding, especially over the East Troublesome and the Cameron Peak burn scars. Rainfall rates with the stronger storms may be up to an inch of rain in 30 minutes or less. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will also move across the adjacent plains by later this afternoon with the threat of gusty winds to 45 mph and brief rain.  .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday  Scattered thunderstorms will attempt to develop again on Saturday, although the threat of storms with heavier rain in the burn areas will decrease from today.  Sunday is now expected to be the most active weather day with scattered thunderstorms with locally heavy rainfall. The risk of burn area flash flooding will increase again especially on the eastern slopes of the Front Range, including the Cameron Peak and Calwood burn areas. Heavy rain may also produce minor flooding issues over the Palmer Divide area. Monday may be a transition day with still a chance of storms. Then drier and hotter weather can be expected Tuesday and Wednesday.  .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...  Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight but rainfall reports would be greatly appreciated.  

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