Denver weather: Thunderstorms and rain likely, flood watch in effect

South Denver, Littleton and Englewood are the areas most likely to see hail this afternoon.
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A rainy day over a westside commute. May 10, 2023.
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Updated at 4:45 p.m.: Thunderstorms and rain are still likely this afternoon and the city remains under a flood watch until midnight, according to the National Weather Service.

Our original story follows below.

A weather system moving east into the Denver Metro could produce large hail, and the National Weather Service says that it is time to get indoors.

NWS forecaster Paul Schlatter said South Denver, Littleton and Englewood are the metro areas that are most likely to see hail starting around 3 p.m.

Schlatter said there are already reports of golf ball-sized hail near Evergreen in Jefferson County.

Thunderstorms and heavy rain are also in the mix.

Concerns about hail damage are high following a chaotic Wednesday night at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, where a storm pelted concertgoers with hail and rain. Seven people were hospitalized and as many as 90 people were injured after the storm.

Schlatter said the best course of action is to get inside for the incoming hail and that "even a car [helps] for this type of storm."

On Thursday, Red Rocks said they will immediately resume concerts while looking at ways to help people evacuate more quickly in the event of an emergency going forward.

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