A FLASH FLOOD WATCH will go into effect this afternoon for most of Southern Colorado. Daytime heating and moisture will combine with a disturbance moving through Colorado to develop numerous thunderstorms. Any one of them will be more than capable of producing very heavy rain. Burn scars and areas that have seen recent heavy rain will be under the greatest risk for flash flooding. This FLASH FLOOD WATCH will remain in effect through 6pm Wednesday. The 11 Breaking Weather Team will be tracking this threat closely for you the next two days.
About two-dozen veteran firefighters who spent months battling wildfires across the West this summer have been ordered to return thousands of dollars in overtime pay.
The firefighters work for the National Park Service, Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management.
They were told they worked too much overtime and exceeded salary limits. Federal law restricts pay for firefighters to $121,600 a year.
Officials say they are trying to find a way to allow the firefighters to keep their overtime by receiving reimbursements in some other form.