Updates From The First Alert Weather Center

After Recent Rain And Snow, Drought Improves Slightly In ColoradoFor the first time in months, drought improved instead of worsening this week. But Colorado still has a long way to go with 90% of the state still experiencing drought.
Colorado Weather: Heatwave Before Next Chance For RainWe have a warm finish working its way it for the end of the work week. A big ridge of high pressure is rolling into the Rockies bringing with it dry air and warmer temperatures across the state.
#PerinsPeakFire Burns More Than 100 Acres Near DurangoFirefighters in La Plata County say they believe a new wildfire was caused by humans. The Perins Peak Fire has burned more than 100 acres since it was first reported at around 5 p.m. on May 24.
Snowplows In Colorado's High Country Push Through Late Season Storms: 'Spring Time Is Rough'The rigs on Colorado Department of Transportation snowplows never fully come off in the high country. Crews know they have to be ready for anything.
This Year's River Rafting Season Could Be Another Record-Setting YearAccording to the Colorado River Outfitters Association, last week's late-season snow combined with cooler temperatures and additional storms in the forecast are contributing to conditions that could benefit the rafting season.
Magic Mountain Atmosphere: Some Residents In Blue River Were Snowed In After Getting More Than A Foot In StormGary Weessies intended to go hiking and spend some time tromping through a warm spring-time mountain scene on May 20. When he saw the forecast, he changed course.
Clean Up Continues After Late May SnowstormLawn and tree care crews were busy hauling away piles of debris following the late spring storm.
Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Lifted In Boulder CountyOpen burning is once again allowed in Boulder County. As of May 23, the Boulder County Sheriff's Office rescinded Stage 1 fire restrictions for unincorporated parts of the county.
Energy Crews Work To Restore Power After Winter StormAfter a late winter storm knocked out power to more than 200,000 people in the Denver metro area, Xcel Energy worked to restore power to nearly all customers over the weekend.
Denver Weather: Spilt Week With A Cool Start And Warm FinishOur week ahead will be half and half. Starting out with a cooler and unsettled weather pattern where we might pull out a few showers and thunderstorms thru mid-week.
CBS4 Photographer Saves The Day By Making Splint For Injured ReporterReporter Michael Abeyta is a trail runner with several road races and a couple marathons to his credit. But neither running credentials nor press credentials are a guarantee against unexpected injury. Fortunately, a new member of the CBS4 team had the perfect solution.
Colorado Weather: Uncover Your Plants, Widespread Frost And Freeze Threat Is OverTemperatures overnight and early Sunday morning didn't get as low as anticipated in many areas thanks to some cloud cover.
Denver Weather: Few Afternoon Showers Expected, Widespread Rain Possible TuesdayColorado will be under the influence of low pressure in the upper atmosphere over the next several days.
Power Outages Cause Inconvenience For Thousands After Powerful Colorado Spring StormMany street lights were without power in the Denver metro area, and dozens of businesses had to close due to power issues resulting from the spring snowstorm.
After 'Impressive' Snow Clearing Effort, Colorado State High School Track And Field Meet Gets GoingA day after snow halted the Colorado high school state track and field meet, the fight for a spot on the medal stand resumed Saturday.
Colorado Snowstorm Aftermath: What To Do With All Those Broken Branches!?Denver metro are residents saw tree branches fall under the weight of heavy snow, and now the cleanup begins.
Young Owl Exasperated By Wild Colorado Weather, Doesn't Want To Hear About Your Poor Vegetable GardenIf there was an expression that captured Colorado's mood after this latest curveball from Mother Nature, it might very well be this look from a young owl found by wildlife rangers Saturday.
Late May Storm Drops 1 To 2 Feet Of Snow Outside Of DenverThe heaviest precipitation in the spring storm fell along the Front Range with several places reporting over a foot of snow in the higher elevations outside of Denver.
Winter Park & Arapahoe Basin Relish In Late May SnowstormA late May snowstorm came just in time for the last day of the season at Winter Park. Mary Jane will close on Saturday, May 21. 
Colorado High School Seniors Get A Special Present From Mother NatureA First Alert Weather Day in Colorado meant some graduating seniors celebrated commencement in true Colorado fashion.