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DENVER -- A large storm is headed our way that could bring flash flooding to the Front Range.

Along the Front Range, the biggest storms will come Tuesday afternoon and into Wednesday.

Our Futurecast shows the potential for heavy rain and flash flooding from this storm.

LINK: Futurecast images

Why?  It’s the combination of a cold front and monsoon moisture.

Tuesday morning will be mostly cloudy with temperatures in the 60s.  A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for the entire 7-county metro area  through Wednesday evening.

Slow-moving thunderstorms producing 1 to 3 inches of rain per hour will develop later in the day, affecting rush hour traffic Tuesday.

Street flooding is likely with these storms, so avoid any standing water under bridges and viaducts.  Highs Tuesday will be near 80 degrees, and in the lower 70s on Wednesday, where we expect more heavy rain.

Stay with Pinpoint Weather for updates on this storm.