National Weather Service issues flash flood watch

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch Tuesday afternoon that is in effect until Friday.

Rain has been reported in Vallecito and Ignacio, but none had fallen in Bayfield as of 4 p.m. Tuesday.

The NWS office in Grand Junction reported that a slow-moving storm cell is moving from Telluride. Lightning and local heavy rains are possible through the next few days.

Vallecito, Durango and Silverton are included in the short-term forecast warning.

The weather service said flash flooding is possible throughout the Four Corners through Friday because storms are moving only 5 mph and dropping lots of rain. The greatest threat of flash flooding is in the late afternoon on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

More information is at the Grand Junction office from the NWS at