Heavy rain rolls over metro Denver, cause flooding in some areas

DENVER — Powerful storms brought heavy rain, hail, lightning and flooding to parts of metro Denver Thursday night.

The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Warning for south central Denver, western Arapahoe and north central Douglas Counties until 10:30 p.m.

High water shut down the intersection of Alameda and Havana before 8:00 p.m. The rain hit so fast and furious that some drivers were stranded in their flooded out cars. Some neighborhoods in that area received 2.5-3″ of rain Thursday night.

Flooding was reported in other parts of Aurora as well as south of metro Denver in Highlands Ranch.

Storms were expected to fade out of the metro area later Thursday night.