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Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Pueblo predict heavy rain and thunderstorms Thursday afternoon. A flash flood warning was issued for parts of El Paso, Pueblo and Las Animas counties. (File photo, The Gazette)

Correction: This story was updated to clarify that the National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch, not a warning. 

The National Weather Service in Pueblo issued a flash flood watch for parts of El Paso, Pueblo and Las Animas counties from 3 p.m. through Thursday evening.

Meteorologists predict heavy rainfall and thunderstorms this afternoon, which may cause flash flooding over the Interstate 25 corridor and across the southern mountains. Large hailstones and damaging winds also are possible, the NWS said.

Colorado Springs, Black Forest, Pueblo and Trinidad are at the highest risk for flash flooding, forecasters said.

Rock slides and dangerous flooding also are possible near the Springs, Junkins and Hayden Pass burn scars.

Thursday’s high is predicted at 82 degrees.

Here’s the full forecast from NWS through the weekend:

Thursday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 5 p.m. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. High near 82. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Friday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. High near 85. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Saturday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7 a.m., then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 1 p.m. High near 85. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Sunday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. High near 84. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

For more weather updates go to gazette.com/weather

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