Heavy rain and flooding a major threat

Flash flood watch in effect for most of Colorado

A moist, unstable atmosphere covers all of the central Rockies. Most of Colorado is now under a Flash Flood Watch.  This means that conditions are favorable for flooding, click here for current alerts by county

A complex of large thunderstorms will continue to develop throughout the afternoon. This rain will be very heavy at times so the risk of flooding will be quite high through Wednesday.  Some could see more than 2 to 3 inches of rain in just an hour with these slow moving storms. 

The heavy rainfall threat will be of long durations as the storms may linger late into the night. Cooler temperatures by early Wednesday will take the thunderstorm threat lower, but a steady light to moderate rain is likely for Wednesday.

The cloud cover and steady rain will lead to a much cooler day across most of eastern Colorado on Wednesday.  Expect highs in the low to mid 60s in the foothills and upper 60s to low 70s across the plains. 

By Thursday morning, the big complex of storms will have moved to the east of Colorado. The rain chances will be lower, but there will be enough residual moisture to keep a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms. 

Friday will also have a 30% chance for storms, but temperatures will rebound a bit to the upper 70s.  By the weekend, rain chances drop to 10% Saturday and Sunday with highs in the low 80s.

Stay with 7News, the DenverChannel.com and use the 7News App and the Storm Shield App to keep you up to date.  We will have full team coverage on 7News at 4, 5 and 10 PM.


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