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.
Colorado's black bear population is having another brutal year. The state Division of Wildlife reports almost as many bears have been killed on highways this year as were killed by all factors excluding hunting last year. The D-O-W says 114 bears have died trying to cross roads since they first emerged from dens in March and April. Federal game damage control officers, landowners, state wildlife officers and various accidents claimed 119 bears last year. Forty-seven vehicle encounters occurred in 2001. Department spokesman Todd Malmsbury says the bears have to look for water as well as food. He says that requires them to cross highways where they are exposed to high-speed traffic.