Denver weather: Drizzle, fog drying out, possible rain, thunderstorms

Fog, drizzle and cloudy gray skies early Monday will give way to warming weather as drier air spreads across metro Denver, bringing higher temperatures, with possible afternoon rain and scattered thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service.

The high temperature in Denver will be 66 degrees, weather service forecasters said. On Tuesday and Wednesday, temperatures are expected to top 75 degrees.

A light breeze may blow across the city in the morning. Skies are expected to clear in the afternoon. Any thunderstorms forming in the mountains Monday likely would spread to the high plains in the afternoon, forecasters said. These would roll eastward from the mountains into the foothills and reach the high plains along the Interstate 25 corridor after 4 p.m., forecasters said. Brief heavy rain and small hail is possible.

In the mountain foothills west of Denver, roads remained wet as more than an inch of rain fell over the past day, weather service records show. Parts of the city received more than a half inch. Since Tuesday, most of metro Denver received more than 4 inches of rain. Across the plains of northeastern Colorado, many areas received more than 6 inches.

In western Colorado, rain and thunderstorms are expected. And weather service officials on Monday issued a flood warning for areas near Milner in Routt County along the Elk River. Minor flooding was expected and authorities advised drivers to avoid flooded terrain.

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