Thunderstorms With Heavy Rain Are Possible As Mountain Snowpack Continues To Melt

DENVER (CBS4) – Flood advisories continue to pop up across much of northern Colorado, and now, some have been extended through the coming weekend.

A tubing ban has been implemented along Boulder Creek between Nederland and Erie due to fast moving high water.

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It’s all due to the rapid melting of a near record snowpack in the northern mountains.

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That, combined with a combination of warm weather and a growing threat for thunderstorms, will keep river levels high for the next several days.

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Some of the worst conditions so far have been along the Poudre River in Greeley where many streets along the water have been flooded. There is also a road closure along Larimer County Road 5 due to water covering a bridge.

Waters are also high along the Elk River, the Eagle River and on most waterways in Grand and Jackson Counties.

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Flood advisories remain in effect for portions of the Colorado River, from De Beque Canyon westward, the Green River near Jensen, the Roaring Fork River near Aspen, the Yampa River near Craig and Deer Lodge, and the Gunnison River near the Gunnison Tunnel.