KUSA - Thunderstorms hit fast and hard over parts of the metro area, dumping piles of hail and causing flash flooding in Parker and Aurora.
Up to 3 inches of rain fell in less than an hour from Castle Rock to Parker and Aurora Saturday afternoon and early evening. Pea to marble sized hail came in such huge amounts that storm drains were clogged, making several roads impassable.
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH will continue for Denver and all of the Front Range through Sunday afternoon.
Another surge of cool air Saturday night into Sunday morning will kick off several areas of rain and thundershowers over the Front Range foothills and adjacent plains.
A cold front dropping into the Dakotas Sunday morning will create an upslope surge of cooler air that will create more widespread rain than on Saturday.
Early computer model forecasts indicate from 1 to 3 inches of new rain in areas that have already seen record rainfall this week. We continually get new computer model data so the forecast rain amounts may change as we get closer to Sunday morning.
The rain will slowly decrease Sunday afternoon and evening as this storm system finally moves into the Midwest.
After a small chance for an isolated thundershower Monday afternoon the weather will dry out with temperatures jumping back up into the 80s.
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