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.
Flu cases across Colorado are causing a surge in the number of students missing school.
State health officials say there were more confirmed cases of
the illness last week than all previous weeks of the flu season
School absenteeism climbed to seven-point-eight percent last
week. That compares with a preseason rate of about three-point-two
The number of students sick last week was higher than any week
during the 2001-2002 flu season.
Health workers fear the peak of the flu season could still be
one to three weeks away.