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.
An Arab television station is broadcasting videotape of a Denver resident being held hostage.
The tape shows a blindfolded man who says, in English, he's an Iraqi American from Denver. The man says his name is Aban Elias and he's a Civil Engineer working for the Pentagon in Baghdad.
His brother, Kazwan, says his brother has been in Iraq for about a year, and was running a gravel operation to help rebuild roads.
His mother says the 41-year-old has three sons of his own, ages one, four, and six, who live in Jordan with his wife.
An editor of the Al-Arabiya station in the United Arab Emirates says the station received the tape Thursday.
Along with the tape came a statement from a group calling itself "The Islamic Rage Brigade.'' The group says Elias was kidnapped on May 3. They made no demands for his release.