A FLASH FLOOD WATCH will go into effect this 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. This FLASH FLOOD WATCH will remain in effect through 6pm Wednesday. The 11 Breaking Weather Team will be tracking this threat closely for you the next two days.
Colorado Division of Wildlife officials say that warm temperatures for most of October could reduce the hunting harvest for the first deer and elk season. Wildlife Manager Pat Tucker says hunters reported seeing fewer deer and elk when temperatures climbed into the 80s.
The animals seek cooler temperatures at higher elevations. Officials also were concerned that higher temperatures could cause carcasses to spoil. They warned hunters to immediately cool and dress the meat. Buddy McNeel of Rifle Packing & Sausage Company reported an increase in business last week because of the high temperatures.