Strong storms hit north metro area; threat remains on Tuesday, Wednesday

DENVER -- Strong storms that contained hail, strong wind, lightning and heavy rain slammed the Front Range and eastern Plains on Monday afternoon.

The storms could linger past midnight.

The muggy air across Colorado will lead to more showers and thunderstorms through the middle of the week.

Tuesday will bring more of the same with good rain, but also the threat for hail, wind and lightning.

Storms will still be possible Wednesday. However, the chance for storms midweek drops off to more scattered in coverage.

Rain totals continue to look impressive with another one-quarter inch to one-half inch possible.

There will be a few dry days on Thursday and Friday with warmer temperatures in the 80s that are closer to the seasonal average.

The dry weather doesn't last long as scattered storms return on Saturday and rain chances increase again on Sunday into Monday.

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