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.
The Arkansas River is churning up whitewater, and that's welcome news for outfitter Jim Sampson.
He owns Four Corners Rafting in Nathrop and says he's getting early reservations, and thinks his business will be up this season. Rafters, fisherman and boaters are beginning to return to the water after wildfires and a persistent drought crippled the outdoor recreation industry.
Kevin Wildgen is a manager of Fly Fishing Outfitters in Avon. He's hoping for a 25 percent increase in business and notes the Eagle River is well-stocked with rainbow and brown trout.
Last year, the drought left streams, rivers and reservoirs at dangerously low levels. The crackling dry wilderness prompted campfire bans in most areas and the closure of some spots. But camping is up so far this spring because the bans have subsided.