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.
Federal safety officials say automakers are sharply improving the rollover risks for sport utility vehicles.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released new rollover results for 2006 vehicles today. It gave 39 SUVs a four out of five stars in the rollover rankings. Last year two dozen SUVs notched that level. In 2001 just one model earned it.
No SUV received a top five-star rating. The Pontiac G6 and the Buick Lucerne were the only passenger cars to receive five stars.
The administration notes that seven in ten new SUVs come equipped with electronic stability control, which sharply cuts the risk of flipping.
The Nissan XTerra had the highest chance of rollover of all the new SUVs tested. The Chevrolet HHR was the best performer.