KUSA - A cool front rapidly moving across the Urban Corridor this morning encountered some humid air, enough to produce showers, thunderstorms and hail around the metro area.
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It took less than an hour for storms to move from the foothills to Bennet and Byers Monday morning. Hail fell, covering the ground in Broomfield and Arvada. Small hail looked like snow in the Tech Center, covering cars in parking lots. The thunderstorms are part of a large storm system that is also bringing snow to the High Country.
A WINTER STORM WARNING is in effect until midnight for the Park and Elkhead mountains. Six to 10 inches of snow will be accumulating in areas near Buford and Trappers Lake.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect until 6 p.m. for mountain areas west of the Continental Divide. Locations near Rabbit Ears Pass, Rocky Mountain National Park and Willow Creek Pass can expect 4 to 9 inches of accumulation, according to the Colorado weather foercas.t
Another round of showers and thunderstorms will be possible near the Denver metro area after 2 p.m. Monday. Cooler air will then arrive overnight as temperatures dip into the upper 20s and low 30s. The storm system will not be over until Tuesday afternoon with a small chance for an isolated rain or snow shower. Highs Tuesday will be in the middle 40s.
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