Denver weather: Rainy evening expected as cold front sets in
Cool weather has finally arrived to Denver.
A cold front pushed through the area overnight, dropping daytime temperatures Wednesday to the 60s and bringing evening showers and isolated storms to the area.
Numerous showers are expected across the mountains, and Denver has a 30% to 70% chance of seeing storms Wednesday during the day. That chance will increase into the night with a 90% chance before 3 a.m.
Forecasters at the National Weather Service said precipitable water values at .75 to 1.25 inches will be at or above daily highs and 200% above normal.
Rainfall rates up to a half inch per hour are expected in some areas.
Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams and other low-lying and flood-prone locations, and a flood watch has been issued for several mountain counties.
Burn Scars will be susceptible to flash flooding.
After the overnight showers, The mountains and Front Range could see a break Thursday morning before more rain develops Thursday afternoon. Rainfall totals between 1 and 1.5 inches are likely, with locally heavier amounts up to 2 inches possible.
Denver has a 60% chance of storms during the day Thursday and a high of 65 degrees.
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