A FLASH FLOOD WATCH will go into effect this afternoon for most of Southern Colorado. Daytime heating and moisture will combine with a disturbance moving through Colorado to develop numerous thunderstorms. Any one of them will be more than capable of producing very heavy rain. Burn scars and areas that have seen recent heavy rain will be under the greatest risk for flash flooding. This FLASH FLOOD WATCH will remain in effect through 6pm Wednesday. The 11 Breaking Weather Team will be tracking this threat closely for you the next two days.
Visitors will be able to return to Mesa Verde National Park tomorrow, but crews will still be fighting the wildfires burning in and around the park.
Marta Peterson is the assistant to the park superintendent. She says most of the park's archaeological attractions will be open to
the public. The park's lone campground will be closed and officials haven't yet made a decision about whether to open the Balcony House ruins.
The 52,000 acre park has been closed since Tuesday, when lightning started sparked several fires in and around the park. None of the park's archaeological treasures have been threatened.
The largest fire is burning on 2,600 acres. It's currently 10% contained.