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.
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has approved locating a new military joint command at Peterson Air Force Base.
The Northern Command is scheduled to begin operations in October
and be fully operational a year later.
It will be responsible for homeland defense. Rumsfeld's decision was based largely on an environmental assessment that determined no significant effects of locating the command at Peterson. The base currently is the headquarters for the U.S. Space Command.
Northern Command will be headed by General Ralph Eberhart. About 100 members of the command's transition team will begin arriving in Colorado Springs next week to begin training.