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Eads Flooding 2017-07-15

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Seasonal monsoon moisture moving across southern Colorado dumped several inches of rain across southeast counties Saturday night. The National Weather Service issued several flood alerts, including flash flood warnings for areas around Eads and Buena Vista, along with flood advisories in at least seven counties.

Below are photos from the impacts to Eads in Kiowa County. Video is also available here.

Abnormally Dry Area Jumps in Colorado

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One-third of Colorado is now abnormally dry, a dramatic increase over less than 15 percent of the state's area just one week ago.

In northeast Colorado, all of Sedgwick and Phillips counties, along with smaller portions of Logan, Weld and Yuma counties are now classified as abnormally dry after being drought-free last week. Portions of Larimer and Jackson counties in north central Colorado also shifted to abnormally dry.

The greatest expansion occurred in northwest and west Central Colorado, where all or portions of 22 counties are now under abnormally dry conditions.

Summer’s Here - Hot Days Ahead

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Most of Colorado will remain dry and hot Sunday, though mountain areas can expect to see isolated thunderstorms. Limited relief from the heat is expected later in the week.

Eastern Colorado

Temperatures will remain above the seasonal average Sunday, with most areas in the mid-90s and above. Lamar will be the hot spot for the southeast, with a high of 97 expected. Eads trails only slightly with a high of 95. Las Animas and El Paso counties will reach the upper 80s.