Flood concerns loom large after days of thunderstorms

Flooding at 1st and Wilson in Loveland, Colo.

Flooding at 1st and Wilson in Loveland, Colo.

DENVER — The strongest storms may have passed, but potential flooding loomed large for multiple Colorado communities on Sunday.

The National Weather Service issued flood advisories for Larimer, Jackson and Grand counties, and a flood warning was in effect for the Cache la Poudre River near Greeley through Wednesday.

Severe thunderstorms were expected in Teller County and parts of El Paso County.

The High Park burn scar was a point of particular concern, the NWS said.

“Excessive rainfall over the burn scar will result in debris flow moving through the northern portions of High Park and the Hewlett burn area,” the NWS announced. “The debris flow can consist of rock, mud, vegetation and other loose materials. Some locations that will experience flooding include Buckhorn Mountain, Poudre Park, Mishawaka and Ted’s Place.

“Heavy rainfall will cause flash flooding of creeks, streams, roads and culverts in the High Park burn area.”