DENVER — Cloudy skies cover most of Colorado as some tropical moisture moves into the Rockies from the southwest. This moisture in the leftovers from what was Hurricane Rosa, which has been swirling off of Baja California.
Showers and some thunderstorms will become widespread over the mountains late tonight through Tuesday and Wednesday. Some areas along and west of the Continental Divide may receive a couple inches of rain in the next 36 hours.
Flash Flood Watches are in effect for western Colorado as the rain may cause some flooding of recent burn scars from the summer wildfires.
Most of the moisture with this system will impact the mountains and western sections of Colorado. For Denver and the eastern plains, scattered showers will be possible tonight and Tuesday, but amounts will be light.
Drier weather will return Wednesday through early Thursday, followed by a minor storm Thursday afternoon. Temperatures will warm into the low 80s on Wednesday and then cool to the lower 70s with the showers on Thursday.
Friday will be dry and pleasant with highs in the upper 60s to low 70s under partly cloudy skies.
A strong storm system is set to impact the region over the weekend into early next week. Showers will develop on Saturday and continue into Sunday. This storm will be colder and will bring snow to the mountains over the weekend.
Temperatures in Denver will be cooler over the weekend with upper 50s to low 60s on Saturday and just in the 50s on Sunday. In the mountains, temperatures will be in the upper 30s to middle 40s this weekend with a mix of rain and snow in the valleys and snow above 10,000 feet.
It is a little far off, but depending on the track of the storm, there could be some rain and snow mixed in Denver next Monday morning!
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