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.
Law enforcement officials from 7 Colorado cities, including Colorado Springs, want the assault weapons ban to continue.
They're asking Senators Wayne Allard and Ben Nighthorse Campbell to vote for the ban when it comes up for a vote this week. They're also asking the senators to vote for a bill that would require a criminal background check for people who buy guns at gun shows.
The state already has a similar piece of legislation but no national law exists.