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.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House has passed a bill to give 800,000 furloughed federal workers retroactive pay once the government reopens.
The House passed the bill in a rare Saturday session. The vote was 407-0.
The Senate was expected to OK it as well, but the timing is unclear.
The White House backs the legislation.
The federal government been partially shut down since Tuesday, the start of the new budget year.
Both President Barack Obama and Congress are in Washington on Saturday, but there's no apparent progress in ending the shutdown.
After the voting, House are planning to leave town and not return until Monday evening.
The House has passed several bills to reopen selected parts of the federal government. Democrats are rejecting the piecemeal approach, saying the entire government should be reopened.
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