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Heavy rain, hail prompts flood warnings in parts of the Denver area

Highs in the 80s on Sunday in Denver, with scattered afternoon storms
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Evening radar
Posted at 10:16 AM, Jun 08, 2024

DENVER — The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning and severe thunderstorm warning for parts of Adams, Arapahoe and Denver counties Sunday evening.

Evening radar

Around 3:41 p.m., the NWS reported that a severe thunderstorm was located 21 miles east of Denver and moving southeast at 5 mph. The storm was producing 60 mph wind gusts and quarter-size hail. The severe thunderstorm warning expired at 4:15 p.m.

The Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms are also producing heavy rain across the area, prompting the agency to issue a flash flood warning for southwestern Adams County and north central Arapahoe County until 8:15 p.m.

Between 1 and 2 inches of rain has fallen. The expected rainfall rate is 1.5 inches in 30 minutes.

Rain and hail is causing minor flooding in some areas. Video shared by Denver7's April Schildmeyer shows the field at Eaglecrest High School under a couple inches of water Sunday afternoon.

A ground stop was issued for Denver International Airport around 4 p.m. due thunderstorm activity in the area. All departures from the airport are grounded until the stop has been lifted.

Our storm chances will linger into Monday and Tuesday, with highs in the low to mid-80s.

Temperatures will slowly rebound next week and we'll likely be back in the 90s by Wednesday.

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