Denver-area forecast calls for afternoon rain and thunderstorms


More than a half-inch of rainfall is possible for the area by early Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

Torrential downpours hit Staten Island for periods Friday morning, causing local streets to experience flooding. The rain will last through mid-afternoon with heaviest amounts, 1-2 inches, falling north of the city in the lower Hudson Valley and soutwestern CT.

There is a 40 percent chance of showers Friday afternoon.

Expect a daytime high near 85 and an overnight low around 68, according to the weather service. Temperatures will feel closer to normal, with a high of 87 in the city, and upper 80s in the suburbs.

Temperatures will head up under mostly sunny skies the first part of next week with a high of 94 degrees on Sunday and 97 on Monday, the weather service says.

If you're hoping for the ideal day outside this weekend, Sunday is your best bet.

Rain with the possibility of thunderstorms could strike Wednesday afternoon, as another cold front passes through the region.