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.
February snows have helped boost moisture levelsin Colorado.
But experts say there's only a slight chance that enough precipitation will fall this spring to replenish water supplies.
Snowpack levels are at 77 percent of average statewide. That's
up from 71 percent at the beginning of the month.
Deputy state engineer Jack Byers says Colorado reservoirs are now one-point-seven million acre-feet below normal.
The reservoirs were only 500-thousand acre-feet short this time
An acre-foot equals 326-thousand gallons of water. That's enough
for a family of four for one year.