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.
Neighboring states won't benefit that much from Colorado's biggest snow storm in nearly a century. The mountain snowpack that feeds river basins serving eastern Colorado rose to more than 100 percent of average levels after the storm.
But the snowpack feeding the Colorado River basin, which provides water to seven Western states including Wyoming, rose only slightly. And for that reason most of those states plan to keep in place voluntary or mandatory water restrictions and conservation measures.
In Wyoming, the snow will help parched grasslands in the southeastern region where ranchers have struggled to keep their cattle fed. But state climatologist Jan Curtis says the rest of the state will benefit little.