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.
Despite recent heavy snows, a 6-square-mile wildfire is continuing to burn in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Fire officials say the Fern Lake Fire, which is 88 percent contained inside the park, will continue to smolder in dense forests, despite a foot of snow.
The fire, which remains under investigation, has been burning since Oct. 9 and has destroyed one cabin.
According to the Fort Collins Coloradoan, fire officials are concerned that the state could face another major wildfire season because of a continuing drought.