A FLASH FLOOD WATCH remains in effect for all of southern Colorado throughout our evening and overnight on Tuesday. Storms will continue to be an issue, capable of producing heavy rain with very slow movement. Storms look to mainly favor north and east of areas like Colorado Springs and the Waldo Canyon area, but storms cannot be ruled out still in this area. The 11 Breaking Weather team will be monitoring conditions closely. This Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through 6pm Wednesday, where another day of thunderstorms is possible. Head to the KKTV 11 Weather Tab for more information on the forecast for Wednesday and beyond.
Republican Bob Beauprez is ahead by 122 votes in the race for Colorado's new Seventh Congressional District.
The margin is so narrow it triggers an automatic recount by state law. Three counties released their results today after a court order to count all qualified provisional ballots cast in the Nov. 5 election.
Unofficial results show Beauprez with 81,530 votes and Feeley with 81,408 votes. Feeley spokesman Steve Welchert says Feeley will wait for the recount. Beauprez spokesman Allen Fuller says the numbers confirm that Beauprez won.
Earlier Thursday, attorneys for Beauprez filed a notice of intent to appeal a decision by a Denver District Court judge ordering all legitimate provisional ballots to be counted.
In Southern Colorado, two races were slightly affected by the provisional ballots. In House District 18, Democrat Michael Merrifield widened his lead over Republican Dan Stuart. The final vote was 8552, or 48%, for Merrifield and 8440, or 47%, for Stuart. Libertarian candidate Keith Hamburger picked up the remaining votes.