Colorado weather forecast: Drier on the Front Range Tuesday

10:17 PM, Jul 15, 2013   |    comments
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KUSA - The threat for flash flooding continues through parts of Colorado Monday as a storm system moving in from the east and monsoonal moisture combine to bring heavy rain, according to the Colorado weather forecast.

Heavy rain caused street flooding in parts of the Denver metro area Monday. Utah Park in Aurora was flooded, stranding an SUV in the parking lot. More than 1 inch of rain fell within 40 minutes.

Monday will also be the coolest day of the week with highs in the metro area barely climbing to 80 degrees.

Showers will move from east to west, gradually pushing into the San Juans in southwest Colorado.

Heavy rain may impact Telluride, Pagosa Springs and Durango Monday evening. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for most of southwest Colorado starting at 12 p.m. Wide spread showers and thunderstorms will produce at least 1 inch of rain in a very short amount of time. Burn scars from the last two years will be most susceptible to flash flooding. If you are around the area of the Papoose Fire, East Fork Fire or Little Sand Fire Monday use extra caution.

Tuesday will be significantly drier for the Front Range, however western Colorado will still see a chance for heavy rain. Highs will climb in the metro area as we see fewer chances for rain. We'll return to the low 90s by Thursday.

9NEWS Executive Producer Nicole Vap captured this video outside of University Hospital:

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