A FLASH FLOOD WATCH will go into effect at NOON and last through MIDNIGHT from most of Southern Colorado. Scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms will be more than capable of producing very heavy rain once again. Burn scars and areas that saw heavy rain yesterday will be under the greatest risk for flash flooding. The 11 Breaking Weather Team will be tracking this threat all day for you.
Western governors said that future wildfire seasons could be worse than they were this season unless the federal government provides enough money for fire prevention efforts. The Western Governors' Association sent a letter today to President Bush saying funds meant for prevention measures such as thinning forests often go instead toward putting fires out. The letter was signed by governors from Montana, Idaho and Oregon. The letter comes with Congress preparing to take up funding bills in January. The association estimated in June that it would need two-point-eight (B) billion dollars to execute its strategy for reducing wildland fire risks next year.