DENVER (CBS4) – Saturday’s cold front brought a much cooler and more humid air mass into eastern Colorado which set the stage for slow moving showers and storms. A few areas along the Front Range experienced flash flooding Saturday afternoon. A repeat scenario is possible again today.

Flash flooding in northwest Denver on Saturday near. (credit: CBS)

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for portions of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in south-central Colorado through this evening. Extra caution is needed around the burn scars from the last few years.

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There is a very small (marginal) risk for a few severe thunderstorms to develop this afternoon along and east of the Continental Divide. The main threat other than locally heavy rain from these storms would be large hail.

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The weather story today will be much different in western Colorado where the air is drier and the temperatures will be much warmer. A few isolated storms are possible on the western slope but nothing widespread is anticipated.

Monday looks to be a complete repeat of the weekend with hot and dry conditions in the west and cooler than normal conditions in the east with a continued chance for afternoon and evening storms. Starting Tuesday we will see temperatures warm slightly statewide with a slight decrease in moisture levels, although storm chances will not go away entirely.

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Chris Spears