Stormy skies bring needed rain

DENVER -- A wet weather pattern is set up for most of this week. Expect showers and thunderstorms to develop on Tuesday in Denver.

The wettest day will be Wednesday with a good chance for rain and thunderstorms on and off all day.

The rain chances continue with more showers and thunderstorms on Thursday.

There will be the threat of lightning at times along with gusty wind and even some small hail.

There could be some snow mixing with rain during the overnight hours from Wednesday into Thursday and mainly on the south side of the city.

The good news is rain totals across the three days will range from one-half inch to 1.5 inches of moisture. That will help reduce fire weather concerns.

And there are additional storm chances on Sunday and Monday.

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