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.
Seventy federal screeners have been deployed to check passengers at the Colorado Springs Airport.
The federal deadline for all commercial airports to have federal screeners is Nov. 19.
Colorado Springs and Denver International are the only two airports in Colorado with federal screeners.
The agency has placed screeners at 122 airports and hired 32,000 screeners so far.
Of those, 17,000 screeners have been deployed or are about to finish training.