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LIVE BLOG: Severe thunderstorms move across the area, causing street flooding in parts of the metro

Strong storms over the Front Range
Posted at 5:20 AM, Aug 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-22 01:00:37-04

DENVER — A flash flood warning has been issued for the Denver metro area as thunderstorms dumped very heavy rain over the Metro area.

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Below you can find live updates on weather and traffic conditions, along with photos and videos of the storm as it moves through Colorado:

9:34 p.m. | There's a safety closure on the on-ramp to I-25 on Colfax Ave. due to flooding, CDOT says.

8:09 p.m. | A car is stalled due to flooding at MLK Blvd. and Monaco Parkway. Avoid the area.

7:33 p.m. | Aurora is now off accident alert status.

7:02 p.m. | Aurora is on accident alert because of the severe weather.

6:54 p.m. | 17th and Humboldt is experiencing street flooding.

6:51 p.m. | Several streets in the area are seeing flooding.

6:41 p.m. | A flash flood warnng has been issued for the Denver metro area.

Storms are expected to move east of the area by midnight. Expect low clouds over the Front Range and plains early, with hazy sunshine through mid-morning. Lows will drop to the upper 50s and low 60s.

The Front Range and plains will likely see scattered storms again on Thursday afternoon. Temperatures will be in the mid to upper 80s for highs in Denver. Expect dry conditions to start, with increasing clouds through the day, followed by storms and showers into the late afternoon and early evening. There will be a lower risk for severe weather tomorrow.

Hotter and drier weather will again return to most of Colorado for the weekend. Highs will be in the mid-90s in the Denver area on Saturday and Sunday. In the mountains, highs will be in the upper 70s to middle 80s.

Cooler and rather pleasant weather can be expected early next week - perhaps a little taste of Autumn!