Much-needed rain, cooler temperatures to move into metro area Friday

DENVER -- Much-needed rain and unseasonably cool weather will move into the Denver metro area on Friday.

An early-morning round of light rain will leave by midmorning, but clouds will be around all day Friday, keeping the high temperature in the lower 70s, about 25 degrees cooler than Wednesday.

Rain returns Friday night and it might be heavy at times. Rainfall totals will range from one-quarter inch to 1 inch.

The mountains have flash flood watches in effect for Friday and Friday night, with highs only expected to get into the 50s and 60s. A little snow is possible on the 14ers.

Saturday morning will start out dry, but afternoon storms return. Some storms will pack heavy rain and up to 1 inch will fall over small areas. Another afternoon round is expected Sunday.

Temperatures both days will be warmer, but still below normal. Saturday will struggle to reach 80 degrees, but Sunday will be warmer with temperatures in the mid-80s.

Sunshine returns next week with a few scattered storms on Monday. High will return to around 90 degrees.