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.
Mental health officials say as many as 1,700 mothers in El Paso County may have suffered postpartum
depression last year. The National Mental Health Association says postpartum psychosis effects one in one-thousand new mothers.
The symptoms include bouts of anger, confusion and violence toward themselves or their children. Clinical social worker Marianne Savarda says many women do not seek treatment because of the social stigma of being unhappy after giving birth.
Health officials suspect that Lamar resident Rebekah Amaya suffered from postpartum psychosis when she drown her two children in a bathtub this month. She says a spider crawling across her hand was a sign to kill her children.