June 11, 2015 11:53 AM
Flash Flood Warning for S. Platte River until 6/12/15
Flash Flood Warnings and significant increases in stream levels expected are based upon forecast precipitation the next 30 hours.
Initially this afternoon there will be a flash flood threat from thunderstorms with localized areas of an inch of rain in less than a half hour possible. By this evening widespread moderate rain is expected to begin along the foothills and urban corridor.
Overall...expect 1 to 2 inches of rain with locally heavier amounts under thunderstorms and under areas of localized upslope.
Saturated soils will inhibit much soaking in and could cause flooding issues quickly. This will cause rivers and creek levels to rise. For the South Platte River on the northeast plains...the surge of water from these rains is expected to push down the river weekend.
A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or has been reported. This could develop into a very dangerous situation.
These rivers are expected to rise significantly by Friday morning or earlier. Move animals and equipment away from rivers and creeks forecast to flood as these streams could widen significantly during flooding.
The roadway or pathway may be washed out and water could be much deeper than you think. Keep children and others away from fast flowing water and storm drains which could become deadly during high water.