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.
It could be a few weeks before the computer problems that are holding up people's food stamps and other aid are fixed. That's the word from state and federal officials.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has criticized the state for not clearing the backlog of benefits in a timely manner. The state Department of Human Services has appealed the findings of a federal report that demanded improvements.
Officials say they've made progress fixing the glitches in the new $200 million computer system.
They may have to defend the new system in court. The Colordo Center on Law and Policy is suing the state over the backlog in benefits and a hearing is scheduled Monday in Denver District Court.