Cooler weather brings rain to metro Denver through the week

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DENVER -- After heavy rain and hail fell across the Denver metro area Monday afternoon, showers were expected to linger throughout the day Tuesday.

Several fast-moving storms dumped hail throughout Wheat Ridge and Golden on Monday, forcing residents to shovel what looked like snow from their driveways.

A cooler weather pattern is moving into the state from Arizona and New Mexico, which brought fog and drizzle to the morning commute.

Temperatures will reach into the low 70s Tuesday, which marks a major shift in the weather pattern from the hot, dry, record-setting 90-degree heat the region has experienced since the end of August.

Flash Flood Watches are in effect from Craig southward to Durango Tuesday.

Meteorologist Jennifer Broome said pockets of moderate to heavy rain with some embedded storms will move into the Metro area Tuesday afternoon.

A similar pattern is expected on Wednesday and Thursday, as waves of rain continue to stream into the state as an unusual late season monsoon flows across the Southwest.

It will be drier Friday through weekend with highs climbing backĀ up to near 80 for Friday and Saturday.

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