A FLASH FLOOD WATCH remains in effect for all of southern Colorado throughout our evening and overnight on Tuesday. Storms will continue to be an issue, capable of producing heavy rain with very slow movement. Storms look to mainly favor north and east of areas like Colorado Springs and the Waldo Canyon area, but storms cannot be ruled out still in this area. The 11 Breaking Weather team will be monitoring conditions closely. This Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through 6pm Wednesday, where another day of thunderstorms is possible. Head to the KKTV 11 Weather Tab for more information on the forecast for Wednesday and beyond.
State health officials are asking Coloradans to make sure there is plenty of ventilation when cleaning storage areas, barns, cabins or trailers this spring to avoid Hantavirus, which has already killed one person this year.
The 22-year-old Adams County man died Jan. 11. Health officials did not release his name.
Hantavirus is transmitted when people inhale mist or dust from contaminated deer mouse feces, urine or saliva. Victims usually experience flu-like symptoms and can require hospitalization and ventilation within 24 hours.
State officials say it kills 30 percent of the people infected.