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5 Things to Know for Oct. 8: Cold weather, Colorado sports hangover, climate change report

5 Things to Know for Oct. 8: Cold weather, Colorado sports hangover, climate change report
Posted at 7:20 AM, Oct 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-08 09:20:05-04

DENVER – Good morning, Colorado! Here are 5 things to know for Monday, October 8, 2018.

1. Chilly and soggy start to the week

Monday will be wet and soggy across the Denver metro area and much of northeast Colorado Monday, with rain and snow expected on-and-off throughout the day. Temperatures are only expected to reach the high 30s or low 40s across much of the area, and snow is likely at elevations above 9,000 feet. Click here for more on the forecast ahead for the week.

2. First hard freeze for Denver possible Monday night

The first hard freeze for Denver of the year could happen Monday night and Tuesday morning. A freeze watch is in effect for Denver and much of the metro area until 10 a.m. Tuesday. An area gardener gave us some tips for keeping your plants and pipes safe.

3. Sunday sports hangover in Denver

Monday might be a little rough for any Colorado sports fans out there after losses by both the Rockies and Broncos Sunday. The Rockies fell 6-0 to the Brewers in Game 3 of the NLDS and were swept out of the playoffs. The Broncos suffered an embarrassing loss to the New York Jets, falling 34-16 as the defense struggled mightily. Coach Vance Joseph and several Broncos players are expected to speak with the media Monday afternoon. Don’t worry fans – it’s hockey season already, and the Nuggets’ regular season is almost underway!

4. Scientific report warns of catastrophe if global warming not curbed

A new report from more than 90 authors from 40 countries released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change finds that Earth could reach 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels as early as 2030, and that if drastic measures aren’t taken that there could be massive drought, flooding and more across the globe.

5. 416 Fire finally “controlled”

More than four months after it started on June 1, the 416 Fire in southwest Colorado is “controlled,” according to U.S. Forest Service officials. It had been contained since July 31 within a boundary but has continued to smolder in sports. Officials say it could still be months before it’s totally extinguished. There is still no determined cause of the fire.