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.
(Fort Collins-AP) -- Scientists in a fenced-off laboratory in Fort Collins are working hard to tame the West Nile virus.
The lab near the foothills is home of the Center for Disease Control's vector-borne infectious disease division.
Nearly 30 researchers have traveled to Louisiana, the current focus of America's worst outbreak. The ones remaining in Colorado are putting in 11-hour days as they try to learn more about the virus.
The strain being seen this summer is faster and stronger than past varieties. It's been found in more tan 115 bird species, nine kinds of mammals and 30 types of mosquitos.