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 Colorado Department of Transportation says Trail Ridge Road
was shut down around six a.m. due to the adverse conditions.
It reopened this afternoon.
The road is part of US Highway 34, and climbs to 12,183 feet before descending.
Forecasters say snow drifts of up to two feet have been reported
on parts of the roadway.
It's not clear how soon Trail Ridge Road might reopen.