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Flood warning, advisory issued for Greeley area through Friday; river levels rise as rain continues

Staff reports

Water rises over the path as signs alert people to the trail closure on Tuesday in Windsor along the Poudre River Trail at Eastman Park. With rainfall continuing through the week, the National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for areas along the Poudre and the South Platte rivers.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch that will be in effect from 6:45 a.m. today until 10 a.m. Friday.

The weather service expects rivers across northeast Colorado will experience an elevated flow throughout the next several days. A flood warning and flood watch have also been issued near the Poudre and the South Platte rivers, which are expected to last through Friday.

With more rain in the forecast, water is expected to be on the rise through Thursday. The National Weather Service advises that all interested parties take the necessary precautions.

By 4 p.m. Tuesday, 1.14 inches of rain had fallen, according to data gathered at a weather monitoring station at the University of Northern Colorado. So far this month, more than 5 inches of rain have fallen in Greeley. Normal for this far in May is about 1 1/2 inches.

While water levels in the rivers declined late last week, however, heavy rains early this week and forecasts of future rains caused the weather service to predict an increase in the South Platte from just under 10 feet to 11.7 feet by Thursday. Flood stage is 10 feet. The water in the Poudre also was on the decline last week, with waters just above 7 feet earlier this week, but water is expected to rise to 8.5 feet by this afternoon. The flood stage for the Poudre is 8 feet. With the chance of showers decreasing throughout the week, river levels are again expected to decline below the flood stages, for both the South Platte and the Poudre river by Friday and into the weekend.

Forecasts for today and Thursday show a 20 percent chance of rain, with some expected thunderstorms in the afternoon. Temperatures will be in the lower 40s today and in the lower 60s on Thursday. By Friday, there will be a 60 percent chance of rain. By Friday, there will be a 60 percent chance of rain. A chance of showers and thunderstorms is predicted throughout the weekend.

For more

Go to http://www.forecast.weather.gov.

Roads still closed (nearby community)

» Weld 118/from Weld 390 to Weld 95 (Grover)

» Weld 5 from Weld 34.5 to Weld 36 (Mead)

» Weld 64 from Weld 57 to Weld 59 (Gill)

» Weld 66 from Weld 59 to Weld 61 (Gill)

» Weld 67 from Hwy 392 to Weld 68 (Gill)

» Weld 74 from Hwy 392 to Weld 79 (Gill)

» Weld 80 from Weld 105 to Weld 109 (New Raymer)

» Weld 83 from Weld 390 to Weld 132 (Grover)

» Weld 87 from Hwy 34 to Weld 52 (Kersey)

» Weld 93 1/2 mile N. of Weld 22 (Roggen)

» Weld 103 from Hwy 14 to Weld 390 (Grover)

» Weld 105 from Weld 80 to Weld 86 (Briggsdale)

» Weld 106 from Weld 83 to Weld 85 (Grover)

» Weld 110 from Weld 111 to Weld 119 (Grover)

» Weld 135 from Weld 88 to Weld 96 (New Raymer)

» Weld 149 from Weld 90 to Weld 100 (Stoneham)

» Weld 85/87 from 106 to Weld 110 (Keota)

Roads Closed in Evans until further notice

» Brantner Road

» Industrial Parkway between 39th Street and 35th Avenue

» 1st Avenue between 31st Street and 37th Street

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