DENVER (CBS4) – The cool and wet pattern that has been dominating Colorado’s weather for the past few weeks will continue for several more days.

In fact an unusually cold storm system will move into the central Rockies by Monday night dropping the snow level below tree line.

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The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for areas in and near the Continental Divide for the potential to see several inches of snow, especially above 10,000 feet.

There is even the possibility that some wet flakes could mix in with the rain across the higher terrain near Denver by Tuesday morning.

FLOOD CONCERN RETURNS

The approaching storm will potentially bring moderate to heavy rain back into already saturated river basins along the Front Range.

Some computer forecast models indicate that up to two inches of water could fall with this storm.

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While the heaviest precipitation is expected to fall in and near the foothills west of Denver, runoff from the storm will eventually feed the already swollen South Platte River.

Water levels continue to run near or above flood stage on many rivers, creeks and streams in northeast Colorado.

Water flows over the spillway at Strontia Springs Reservoir after heavy spring rains along the Front Range. (credit: CBS)

Water flows over the spillway at Strontia Springs Reservoir after heavy spring rains along the Front Range. (credit: CBS)

Denver has already received 2.63 inches of water so far in May which is a half-inch more than what we typically see for the entire month.

Some areas north and east of Denver, such as Morgan County, have seen 5-10 inches of rain since the first of May and close to 15 inches of precipitation since the beginning of April.

We’ll see a brief break and a slight warming trend for Wednesday and Thursday before another storm settles into the region over the upcoming weekend.

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South Platte River flooding northeast of Fort Morgan during early May 2015. (credit: Lauren DiSpirito)

South Platte River flooding northeast of Fort Morgan during early May 2015. (credit: Lauren DiSpirito)

Meteorologist Chris Spears writes about stories related to weather and climate in Colorado. Check out his bio or follow him on Twitter @ChrisCBS4.