A FLASH FLOOD WATCH will go into effect at NOON and last through MIDNIGHT from most of Southern Colorado. Scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms will be more than capable of producing very heavy rain once again. Burn scars and areas that saw heavy rain yesterday will be under the greatest risk for flash flooding. The 11 Breaking Weather Team will be tracking this threat all day for you.
A woman accused of setting a devastating wildfire southwest of Denver was advised of the charges against her at an initial appearance in federal court Monday.
Terry Barton sat quietly but her voice wavered as she answered questions from U.S. Magistrate Michael Watanabe in Denver.
Watanabe told her she could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted.
He also appointed a federal public defender and ordered her held without bail until Thursday, when another hearing will determine if she'll be released.
U.S. Attorney John Suthers opposes releasing Barton. He says Barton faces considerable hostility if she returns to the community of Florissant and could be a flight risk.