DENVER (CBS4/AP) – The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch in the northern Colorado foothills because of the prediction for heavy rain and the recent wildfires.

A series of systems will move across Colorado the next couple of days bringing in a significant amount of moisture, according to CBS4 meteorologist Jennifer Zeppelin.

The flash flood watch is in effect for the Fourmile Fire and Reservoir Road burn areas, as well as other areas burned recently by fires in portions of Larimer and Boulder counties. There is the potential of few spots could receive up to 2 inches of precipitation the next 24 hours, Zeppelin reports.

The watch is in effect from noon to midnight on Wednesday. A watch means a flood is possible but not imminent.

In September the Fourmile Fire in the foothills west Boulder destroyed 169 homes, making it the most destructive in Colorado history.

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