A FLASH FLOOD WATCH will go into effect at NOON and last through MIDNIGHT from most of Southern Colorado. Scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms will be more than capable of producing very heavy rain once again. Burn scars and areas that saw heavy rain yesterday will be under the greatest risk for flash flooding. The 11 Breaking Weather Team will be tracking this threat all day for you.
A woman was taken to the hospital after her car was hit by lightning while she was driving along Highway 115.
It happened around 2 p.m. Wednesday near gate six at Fort Carson.
The strike caused all the side and front air bags to deploy, except the driver's side front air bag. All the car's electrical systems also failed, including the brakes.
The woman's injuries are not considered life-threatening, according to a firefighter at the scene. A passenger was also in the car and was uninjured.
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