A FLASH FLOOD WATCH will go into effect on Tuesday 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. The 11 Breaking Weather Team will be tracking this threat all day for you.
(Mesa Verde National Park) -- Parts of Mesa Verde National Park are closed to visitors today over concerns of extreme fire danger in the area.
Tours of Cliff House and Balcony House, two cliff dwellings of ancestral Pueblans, were canceled. Long House tours were to continue, according to the visitors information center.
Weatherill Mesa, which burned during wildfires at the park two summers ago, remained open, along with the Far View visitors center, lodge and campground.