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Sep 1, 2013 7:45 AM by Meteorologist Stephanie Ortmann

Much cooler today with heavy rain possible

Meteorological fall starts today!

The new week will start off on the cool and wet side. An upslope wind plus ample moisture will combine for a wet afternoon for some here in Southern Colorado. Scattered showers and storms are likely over the mountains and Front Range this afternoon with some rain pushing east over the Plains later this evening. Heavy rain is possible with any storm that develops, so the risk for flash flooding around the area burn scars is high for today.

It'll be much cooler out as well today with highs a few degrees below average (70s/80s) this afternoon. Temperatures will rebound quickly though after today. Highs Labor Day Monday look to top out in the 80s for most of Southern Colorado with above average highs in the 80s/90s expected for middle and end of the week.

An isolated shower or storm is possible along the Front Range for Labor Day though most areas east of the mountains should stay dry. Mainly dry conditions will continue through the remainder of the week however the mountains will hold on to the daily chance of storms.

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