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Denver weather: Weekend rain, flash flood warning issued for burn scar areas

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Widespread showers with possible locally heavy rain is expected in northeastern Colorado and the weather will bring a limited threat of flash flooding to wildfire scar areas including Cameron Peak.

In Denver showers and thunderstorms are likely Saturday and the high temperature will hit about 64 degrees, according to the National Weather Service forecast. The chance for precipitation is 80%.

“There will be widespread and persistent showers and there is a marginal risk of excessive rainfall” in northeastern Colorado Saturday, according to the weather service. “Widespread impacts are not expected, but locally heavy rainfall will probably result in localized impacts around burn, urban, and poor drainage areas.”

There’s a limited threat of flooding to burn areas, with an elevated threat to Cameron Peak. Thunderstorms may unleash “marginal” hail and gusty winds, but the primary concern Saturday will be “locally heavy rainfall.”

Overnight in Denver showers and thunderstorms are likely before 1 a.m., the weather service said. Skies will be cloudy and the low temperature will dip to about 53 degrees. The chance for precipitation is 70%.

Sunday in the city the chance for precipitation climbs slightly to 90%, the weather service said. Showers and thunderstorms are likely after 9 a.m. and the high temperature will top out near 67 degrees. Wet weather carries on overnight, with an 80% chance of precipitation and a low temp near 54 degrees.

The string of moisture continues Monday in Denver, with showers and thunderstorms in the forecast. The high temperature will be around 72 degrees and the chance for precipitation 80%.

A change in the weather is not in the forecast, expect showers and thunderstorms into the upcoming week with metro area high temps in the 70s and early morning lows in the 50s.


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