By Chris Spears

DENVER (CBS4) – The National Weather Service in Boulder says there is a significant chance for the Cameron Peak burn scar to experience a flash flood on Friday afternoon, especially between the hours of 2 and 5 pm. The threat level is the highest possible on their alert system.

(credit: NWS Boulder)

Monsoon showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop over the higher elevations of Colorado on Friday with a widespread threat for flash flooding, especially in and around recent forest fire burn scars. Most of Colorado’s high country is under a Flash Flood Watch through Friday evening.

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Earlier this week a thunderstorm dropped up to two inches of rain near the town of Rustic, which is inside the Cameron Peak burn scar in Larimer County. The heavy rain unleashed a devastating and killer flash flood, claiming one life. Three people are still listed as missing.

Chris Spears