Snow is expected to develop for our Monday afternoon and overnight hours. Bands of heavier snow are possible..and something we will be monitoring throughout the day today. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for far northern El Paso County where ~4" are possible by Tuesday morning. Also ahead, a High Wind Watch for much of southeast Colorado from 4-11am Tuesday morning as wind gusts could reach up to 60 mph. For more info on the forecast this holiday week, head over to the "Weather" tab.
More than 63 million votes were cast in the latest American Idol contest, which was won last night by Taylor Hicks of Birmingham, Alabama.
Hicks says singing after his opponent, Katharine McPhee, helped him win the contest.
He's anxious to begin recording, but first plans to take a few days off.
Hicks says he wants to record a "really good" album "with soul."
Hicks, of Birmingham, Alabama, is the latest in a string of Southern and Midwestern contestants to win the Fox talent contest.
Hicks seemed a longshot winner at his first audition after judge Simon Cowell gave him a thumbs-down and predicted that he didn't have a chance of advancing to the finals.
The polished McPhee attended the prestigious Boston Conservatory for a semester; Hicks has been a fixture on honky-tonk stages.
Hicks stomped across the set, with Cowell comparing him to a drunken dad at a wedding.