A FLASH FLOOD WATCH will go into effect at NOON and last through MIDNIGHT from most of Southern Colorado. Scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms will be more than capable of producing very heavy rain once again. Burn scars and areas that saw heavy rain yesterday will be under the greatest risk for flash flooding. The 11 Breaking Weather Team will be tracking this threat all day for you.
Dramatic weather changes in southern Colorado have meant a wetter June than usual. But, experts warn, we're not out of the drought yet. Still, they add, it did help some.
Watering restrictions will stay in place for the rest of the summer because, according to Colorado Springs Utilities we still need to conserve. CSU's Kevin Lusk says, "we've had a couple weeks of rain, and that's great. But we've had five years of drought."
This year, June has seen more than double the average precipitation than in years past. Still, our reservoirs are only at 61% of capacity. Lusk says it will take at least another two to three wet years to make up for the drought.