A FLASH FLOOD WATCH remains in effect for all of southern Colorado throughout our evening and overnight on Tuesday. Storms will continue to be an issue, capable of producing heavy rain with very slow movement. Storms look to mainly favor north and east of areas like Colorado Springs and the Waldo Canyon area, but storms cannot be ruled out still in this area. The 11 Breaking Weather team will be monitoring conditions closely. This Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through 6pm Wednesday, where another day of thunderstorms is possible. Head to the KKTV 11 Weather Tab for more information on the forecast for Wednesday and beyond.
Experts at Colorado State University's Colorado Climate Center
say the state should prepared for serious drought problems at least
through the end of the year.
Roger Pielke Senior and Nolan Doesken say Colorado's water
managers and communities need to work together to plan for
long-term irrigation and municipal water use.
Last month proved to be one of the driest Januarys on record at
several locations in Colorado.
Many parts of the state also saw warmer than average
temperatures that promoted early snow melt and an increased rate of
Pielke and Doesken predict the effects of last year's drought
will last several years.