The Office of Emergency Management says the Fourmile Fire burn area is expected to get an inch and a half of rain on Thursday.
The areas that could see the most rain over the next few days are those that are the most worried about flooding — specifically the Fourmile Fire burn area.
Crews in Fort Collins were working for hours Wednesday to make sure all the rain had a place to go.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch in the northern Colorado foothills because of recent wildfires.
The snow that started falling Thursday above the Fourmile Fire burn area was possibly a “home-saver” for many residents.
A storm bringing rain and snow to Colorado could trigger mudslides in the area hit by of one of the state’s worst wildfires.
Recent wet weather means more fire bans are being lifted across Colorado.
Work is now under way to prevent even more damage from the Fourmile fire.
Boulder County is bracing for increased flood danger west of Boulder where hillsides have been stripped bare of vegetation by September’s wildfire.
An extra half ton of straw has been ordered to cover mountainsides burned in a wildfire that destroyed 169 homes and scorched about 9 square miles west of Boulder.