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.
The state Senate voted today to back a proposal that would let women go straight to the pharmacist to get emergency contraception without a doctor's prescription.
The bill still has to pass another vote before heading to Governor Owens, who says he still has some serious concerns about it. Spokesman Dan Hopkins says the governor is concerned that teenage girls would be able to get the drug, also known as the morning-after pill, without talking to a doctor first.
Emergency contraception contains two pills that contain the same ingredients as birth control pills. Taken after sex, it can stop a woman from producing an egg or prevent an egg from being fertilized.
It may also work by preventing a fertilized egg from being implanted in the uterus, which is opposed by anti-abortion advocates.