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.
Colorado State Fair officials are considering scaling the event back to 11 days from 16.
Assistant Manager Chris Wiseman says board officials want to see whether the fair can be more profitable and sell out more performances by trimming the schedule.
No decision will be made until the board's Nov. 25 meeting.
Wiseman says this year's 16-day event made about $900,000. But he says the fair has lost money since 1997 based on its year-round operations.
The fair last had an 11-day run in 1990 when board officials decided to expand to 17 days to ease crowding and help vendors make up for bad weather.