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 body of a Pueblo soldier killed in Iraq is expected to arrive back in the United States sometime Thursday, just three days after a roadside bomb killed him in Iraq.
The Pentagon says 22-year-old Specialist Blake Harris died Monday when an improvised explosive device detonated near a vehicle carrying him and two other soldiers in Baqubah.
Meanwhile, the Army announced that another Coloradan, 27-year-old Sergeant Andrew Perkins of Northglenn, also had been killed Monday. He was in the 82nd Airborne Division based in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Harris' mother, Deborah, says her son was proud to be in the Army, and that he told her he needed to be in Iraq with his buddies.
It was his second tour of duty there.
Harris was a 2002 graduate of South High School in Pueblo, and was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade of the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas.
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