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.
Higher humidities were helping firefighters keep the fire from
spreading. It is now 25 percent contained.
Residents of the Little Valley Subdivision are being allowed to
return home this morning while those living in the Big Elk Meadows
subdivision will probably be allowed to return home later today.
Electricity in the area is out and Xcel could not guarantee it
would be back by the evening.
The fire is burning in mostly steep, inaccessible terrain --
making it too dangerous to put ground crews in most areas. Fire
commanders are relying on water and retardant drops from two air
tankers and seven helicopters.