Heavy rain, hail cause flooding in Denver metro area

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DENVER -- Heavy rain and hail poured down on parts of metro Denver on Tuesday night, flooding streets and submerging parked vehicles.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for Adams County until 11:30 p.m., and a flood advisory for Arapahoe, Denver and Douglas counties. Flooding was reported near Fourmile Creek in Boulder County.

Daina Woods shared video from West 72nd Avenue and Federal Boulevard in Adams County.

At West 72nd Avenue and Pecos Street, heavy hail piled up in parking lots and several vehicles were abandoned. The parking lot also flooded, and large chunks of hail was still on the ground Wednesday morning.

The Adams County Sheriff's Office blocked off 72nd Avenue and Pecos Street, but it later reopened.

"We're looking at a massive pool, like an Olympic-size pool. It had to be 2 to 3 feet deep," a man said.

There was also some flooding on U.S. 36 at Pecos Street as captured by Laura Diaz.

The Rockies game against the Los Angeles Dodgers was postponed because of the weather. The teams will play a split doubleheader on Wednesday.

Afternoon showers are expected to pop up Wednesday afternoon, but they aren't expected to be as widespread or as heavy as Tuesday.

Southern Douglas County and the foothills have the best chance for rain in the afternoon. Temperatures will only make it into the lower 80s.

Things will remain drier on Wednesday and Thursday, but afternoon and evening storms will return Friday along with warmer temperatures.

More rain will move through Saturday to start Labor Day weekend. Temperatures will cool into the lower 80s on Sunday and Monday, but the afternoons will remain dry.