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.
Spring storms can leave some homeowners scrambling to protect flowers and trees.
Don Frazier from Greenside Nursery has some advice. He says if you have flowering plants in pots you can simply bring them inside.
If you have flowers in bloom outside your home, Don recommends putting a blanket over them during a storm, but he doesn't recommend using plastic. If the sun returns, the plants can quickly overheat.
As for trees, Don says the best advice he can offer is to go outside every so often and knock the snow off the limbs so that they won't break.