Extreme Weather in USA on August 17 2016 03:46 AM (UTC).
Storms rolled into parts of Colorado Springs late Tuesday afternoon, bringing heavy rain, hail and flooding. The National Weather Service in Pueblo issued a severe thunderstorm warning for southwestern El Paso County at 4:15 p.m. It will be in place until 5 p.m. At 4:13 p.m., a storm about 13 miles southwest of Colorado Springs was moving north at 20 mph, the warning said. Southwestern Colorado Springs, Fountain, Manitou Springs, Fort Carson, Stratmoor and Security-Widefield are likely to see heavy rain, lightning, quarter-sized hail and winds up to 60 mph. A second severe thunderstorm warning, also in place until 5 p.m., was issued for northeastern Colorado Springs, Cimarron Hills, Peyton, Schreiver Air Force Base and Falcon at 4:22 p.m. Tuesday. The agency advised residents to stay indoors and expect hail damage to vehicles and housing exteriors. A flood advisory also was issued for northwestern El Paso County at 3:54 p.m. The flooding is likely to affect urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses, drainage areas and other low-lying spots, according to the advisory, which is in place until 7 p.m. A flash flood warning is in place for southwestern El Paso County until 8 p.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo. The warning, issued just before 5:10 p.m., also covers east central Fremont County, southeastern Teller County and northwestern Pueblo County. At 5 p.m., some areas covered by the warning had already seen an inch of rain, and flash flooding was expected to "begin shortly," according to the agency. These areas could see up to two more inches of precipitation. Runoff may cause flooding in areas near small creeks and streams, country roads and farmlands, the agency said in the warning.