DENVER -- Temperatures hit the 90s for the ninth day in a row Tuesday, but late rain arrived and the chances continue for a couple of days that will cool temperatures in the Denver metro area.
It's part of the monsoonal flow that spread flooding rainfall in the Phoenix area over the weekend and is increasing the potential of flooding across the Western Slope through early Wednesday morning.
Denver is not included in the flood watch area, but there are high rain chances through Thursday.
The city needs more than 3 inches of rain to get back to the summer average; only 0.60 inches have fallen since June 1.
Rain chances of 40 percent will run through Thursday, helping with dry conditions, although not likely to completely drain the deficit.
With on-and-off rain chances, and the cloud cover, temperatures will stay notably cooler -- mostly 80s for the next couple of days.
By the weekend, there will be storms around but chances drop back to isolated and scattered storminess, and temperatures will warm up again.