Locally heavy rain will remain possible overnight, with any showers and storms. Areas likely to see additional heavy rain will likely be east of I-25 and along HWY 50 from Canon City eastward. Remember, a Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through 6pm Wednesday, where another day of thunderstorms is possible. Head to the KKTV 11 Weather Tab for more information on the forecast for Wednesday and beyond.
It's about time for bears to start waking up again. The Colorado Division of Wildlife has already received a few calls about sightings.
According to the DOW’s Michael Seraphin, bears typically come out of their dens by mid-April. He says sometimes this early, they'll just stretch and go back inside. But that mainly depends on food availability.
This year Seraphin predicts there should be ample forage for the bears, if we get moisture in the next few weeks. If not, the animals might start searching closer to residential areas. That was the case two years ago, when there were many bear “encounters” in Colorado Springs. "The bears are gonna look for alternative food sources and that's when they have more potential to be around humans---looking for trash or bird feeders," says Seraphin.
He also says it's not too early to think about bear-proofing your home. Seraphin offers these tips: