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.
The fire was started by lightning and is threatening 15 homes.
No buildings have burned. Sixty-two people are battling the
blaze -- which is about five percent contained. The fire is burning
in the White River National Forest about 25 miles southeast of
Other wildfires continued to burn across the state -- scorching
nearly eleven-thousand-seven-hundred acres.
The largest fire remains the Balcony House Complex, burning more
than 27-hundred acres at Mesa Verde National Park.