Heavy rain moves into metro area; Flash flood warnings, watches issued

DENVER — Heavy rain fell along the Front Range beginning Tuesday afternoon. The slow-moving storms were expected to remain in the region bringing periods of heavy rain through Wednesday afternoon.

See photos of the wild weather here.

A flash flood watch was in effect through Wednesday afternoon for most of the state. It appears the heaviest rain will be in Denver north to Estes Park and Fort Collins.

Showers and thunderstorms with very heavy rain were expected late Tuesday night and overnight into Wednesday.  Rain totals of between 1-3″ will be possible with these very slow-moving storms.

Flash Flood Warnings were issued in some eastern Colorado counties late Tuesday night.

Area streams, creeks and rivers will need to monitored for quickly rising water.  And, localized street flooding is also possible.  Rain, heavy at times, will continue through most of Wednesday before slowly ending.

Thursday looks to be dry.  A few more thunderstorms will pop-up on Friday.  The weekend ahead is looking mainly dry and warmer before more showers return early next week.

The high in Denver Wednesday might get into the low 70s.

Street flooding has occurred in places like metro Denver, areas northwest of Fort Collins and Windsor.  Avoid any standing water under bridges and viaducts.

Stay with Pinpoint Weather for updates on this storm.