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.
The U.S. Forest Service re-opened 9,000 acres of the Rio Grande National Forest after a wildfire burned for nearly two weeks in June.
The blaze destroyed 11 homes and damaged seven others.
Officials warn that the burn area is still hazardous and is advising against using roads and trails affected by the fire. The Church Creek and Beaver Mountain trails will remain closed, as well as the Million Reservoir area.
The 9,346 acre Million Fire started June 19 near South Fork in the Rio Grande National Forest. It was caused by the spontaneous combustion of illegally dumped sod.