Storms hit metro Denver with hail, heavy rain & flooding; Soggy weekend ahead

DENVER -- Showers & thunderstorms moved off the foothills and across metro Denver Friday evening bringing hail, heavy rain, flooding and lightning to some locations.  Some of the storms south of Denver and on the NE plains of Colorado turned severe.  Larger hail was the main threat on plains later Friday night.

Soggy Saturday forecast

We are expecting a soggy Saturday with showers likely across NE Colorado including Denver.  There may be one or two thunderstorms as well.  This will be our wettest day.  And, there is a FLASH FLOOD WATCH in place for localized flooding due to saturated grounds and continuous showers.  Any outdoor plans or activities will be a challenge on Saturday.  We will still have scattered storms possible on your Sunday, but it will not be as soggy as Saturday.

In the central & northern mountains snow is expected from late tonight through Saturday.  Accumulation of up to 8" above 9,500 feet is possible.  There is a WINTER STORM WATCH out for possible slick travel in the mountains.  So, plan accordingly if your travel plans take you into the high country.

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