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.
Fifty five year old Lonnie Westphal has headed the State Patrol since 1995. He joined the patrol in 1974 as a trooper, and worked his way through the ranks.
Westphal was only the sixth chief in the agency's 68 year history.
He says he's proud that the pay for troopers increased during his time as chief and that a hundred new patrol officers were added.
Still, Westphal says Colorado could use another 160 troopers because of the growth in population.
He's not sure what he'll do now but doesn't expect to remain in