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Heavy rain hits Loveland; Intersections flooded, roads closed

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DENVER — Heavy rain fell on central Boulder County and Loveland Friday night. Some places in Loveland received more than 4 inches of rain and many intersections and roads were closed.  Officials asked people in Loveland to stay home and not drive during the storm.

A flood warning for Larimer County and Weld County along the S. Platte River was extended into early Saturday morning. People were advised not to drive into flooded intersections.

A flood warning was issued for people near the Four Mile burn scar in Central Boulder County earlier Friday night. The storm there weakened and the warning was canceled. The all clear was given in Boulder County.

In El Paso County, heavy rain closed U.S. Highway 24 west of Manitou Springs for a few hours Friday night and put people near the Waldo Canyon burn scar and Black Forest Fire area on alert.

Slow-moving scattered rain storms brought heavy rain and flooding to some places up and down the Front Range Friday evening.

Street flooding was reported in parts of Denver, Castle Rock earlier Friday evening, although those places received much less rain.

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Chief Meteorologist Dave Fraser says scattered storms were possible both Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

Memorial Day looked like it would be pleasant with highs in the mid-70s and only a slight chance of an isolated afternoon storm. Warmer, dryer weather was forecast to take over for the remainder of next week.


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