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.
After two years of West Nile virus scares, the state and the rest of the nation are experiencing only a mild number of cases.
Compared to years' past, the Colorado saw only a fraction of the number of reported cases.
Two hundred eighty-six were documented this year along with three deaths. In 2003, the state had 3000 cases and 63 deaths.
According to the CDC, the nation had 2300 cases of West Nile and 77 deaths this year.