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.
United Airlines warned Tuesday that it plans to take the first steps in bankruptcy court next week toward throwing out its labor contracts.
The troubled company says it will file the motion next Thursday unless unions agree quickly to $2.4 billion in annual labor cuts.
The Illinois-based carrier says it must have those cuts in place by Feb. 15 to meet the conditions of its $1.5 billion in bankruptcy financing from a group of banks.
United says it will continue negotiating with its unions in the meantime. Pilots' union leader Paul Whiteford says he understands the motion would be “purely procedural.” But he says the company must provide more information if it expects the cuts to be approved.
United Airlines is the largest air-carrier at Denver International Airport and has several daily flights from Colorado Springs.