PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — A storm is expected to bring up to 10 inches to some of Colorado’s central and southern mountains.

The National Weather Service says snow could be heavy in the eastern Sawatch mountains and western Mosquito Range above 11,000 feet on Wednesday. In other parts of the state, the precipitation has been falling as rain and temperatures were expected to be about 20 degrees cooler than in recent days.

It’s a welcome change after the hottest summer on record in Colorado and a busy wildfire season.

However, too much rain could cause flooding in the area burned by the Waldo Canyon fire, which destroyed 346 homes and killed two people. There’s also a flood watch for a large portion of western Colorado.

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