A FLASH FLOOD WATCH will go into effect on Tuesday 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. The 11 Breaking Weather Team will be tracking this threat all day for you.
Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo all hit record high temperatures Wednesday.
Forecasters also expect Grand Junction to tie or break records Wednesday and Thursday before moisture from Hurricane Emily could bring some relief this weekend.
In Denver, it was 105 degrees at Denver International Airport Wednesday afternoon, tying the hottest day of all time on record for the city back in 1878. Pueblo hit 106 degrees, surpassing the record high of 104 in 1998.
This week is typically the hottest time of year in Colorado, before the days start getting shorter and monsoon season arrives.