Severe Flood Watches Issued As Cloudy Skies Loom And Rain Continues

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The best chances are from Monday afternoon into Tuesday, when water values are anticipated to increase above 2 inches at that time.

The relentless rains in Colorado have caused flooding and mudslides, and south of Denver, a sinkhole swallowed a auto with the driver getting out just in time.

Some areas of the state are expected to push near 90 Friday, but low temperatures Friday night will be cooler, in the high 60s or low 70s. A slow moving cold front brings heavy rain to the region on Wednesday.

You'll want to keep your umbrella close at hand.

LONGER-RANGE FORECAST HIGHLIGHTS: The chance of showers and storms will drop from a swollen 60 to 70% Wednesday to a lower 30 to 40% baseline from Thursday through the weekend. Storms will push southeast into the early evening. The added sunshine pushes temperatures well into the 80s. Warm, muggy and dry for most of the day, but after 5 to 6pm a line and wave of storms will move through the plains packing heavy rain, strong winds, hail, and even a possible funnel cloud mainly in areas just east of El Paso county.

They say Saturday's storm hit totals of 4 to 6 inches in some spots, with other areas getting 7 inches or more. Readings are in the lower and middle 80s. "A few strong thunderstorms are also possible with strong wind gusts".

Scattered storms will stay in the forecast for Friday and Saturday, but severe threats look much weaker.

As for Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, "any decaying storms approaching from the west this evening will have a hard time moving east. can not rule out showers, though, in those areas", forecasters said.

One of the biggest concerns during the heaviest rain would be the potential for flooded roads.

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