After a hot, dry weekend, evening storms on Monday will likely herald in a wetter week with rain possibilities every day.
The storms will likely begin in the evening after 4 p.m., bringing heavy rain and lower temperatures to most of the Front Range, and south of Denver and in the foothills. Flash flooding will also be a concern into the night.
Winds all day Monday will be around 5 to 10 mph, with gusts reaching up to 16 mph.
The strongest portions of the storm could produce up to 2 inches of rain in only 30 to 45 minutes, forecasters at the National Weather Service said.
Current conditions indicate the highest risk of flash flooding is expected over the foothills and in the Palmer Divide Monday evening and night, as much of the area is in a flash flood watch, but the Denver metro area could see flash flooding if cloud cover shifts and weather conditions become more unstable.
After Monday evening’s storms, another thunderstorm is possible between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m., then more storm chances after that into Tuesday morning.
The storms also bring much lower temperatures than what was seen over the weekend, with a high of 83 degrees and a low of 59 degrees. Temperatures in the 80s will continue all week with the shower possibilities.