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

The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory, that will be in effect until 3:15 p.m., Tuesday. A flood warning and flood watch has also been issued near the Poudre and the South Platte rivers for Greeley, and is expected to last through Friday.

With more rain in the forecast, river levels are expected to be on the rise through Thursday. The National Weather Service advises residents to take necessary precautions.

While the water levels in the rivers were continuing to decline late last week, heavy rains early this week and forecasts of future rains, cause the weather service to predict a rise in the South Platte from just under 10 feet to 11. 7 feet by Thursday. The issued flood stage for the South Platte is 10 feet. The water in the Cache La Poudre was also on the decline late last week, with the water level just above seven feet earlier this week, but water is expected to rise to 8.5 feet by Wednesday afternoon. The issued flood stage for the Cache La Poudre is eight 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 Cache La Poudre River by Friday and into the weekend.

Tuesday’s forecast, according to the National Weather Service, calls for a 100 percent chance of rain into the evening. Drizzle is expected Tuesday night, with temperatures in the high 30s.

Wednesday and Thursday’s forecast shows a 20 percent chance of rain with some expected thunderstorms in the afternoon. Temperatures will be in the lower 40s on Wednesday and in the lower 60s on Thursday.

By Friday, there will be a 60 percent chance of rain. Showers and thunderstorms are predicted throughout the weekend.

In related news, Colorado O&G companies: better safe than sorry with flooding.

This article was from Greeley Tribune, Colo. and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

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