cbsnews4 update 04.18.21

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JUSTIN ADAMS: We're Covering Colorado First on CBS4 News. Hello, I'm Justin Adams. Thank you so much for joining us. The number of tragedies caused by gun violence is on the rise all across the country. Now one group in Colorado met up in Denver to push for an end to this violence. The group gathered in Montbello. Members of Families Against Violent Acts gathered with community members and other anti-violence groups at a Village Place Park Saturday night.

Organizers say they hope to have more meetings like this to discuss ways to prevent an increase in gun violence this summer. People at the meeting also wrote the names of gun violence victims onto balloons and released them into the sky in their honor.

- Black Lives Matter! Black Lives Matter!

JUSTIN ADAMS: A Black Lives Matter demonstration was held yesterday at the state capitol. Those who gathered wanted to remember the life of Daunte Wright. He was a 20-year-old man who was shot and killed during a traffic stop in Minnesota last Sunday. Many of the young speakers shared the message that enough is enough when it comes to violence between police and black men. The demonstration was organized by a teenage activist who has been a part of peaceful protest in Denver since last summer.

ASHIRA CAMPBELL: We're tired of talking about it. It's a name after a name. There's too many names. We need to hold the police accountable for their actions. Police terrorism needs to stop. It's unnecessary. It's unacceptable. And we're tired of our people being killed.

JUSTIN ADAMS: The protests in Denver is one of many across the country this weekend. Tensions in Minnesota remain high due to Wright's death as well as the ongoing Derek Chauvin trial. A woman is heartbroken this weekend after her dog was stolen on Friday where she left inside a running car. Police say the car was parked and left running that Federal as 73rd when a thief got into the car and drove off.

Caroline Wilson said she handed out fliers with a photo of her dog Dave Solo and asked for the community's help. Now Westminster police are looking for the Subaru Forester with yellow North Carolina plates and whoever stole it. Wilson says, she only cares about getting her dog back safely.

CAROLINE WILSON: Not having her here, it just feels like there's a part of me gone. I just really hope whoever has her or knows something will return her to me.

JUSTIN ADAMS: Metro Denver Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,000 reward for any information. If you see the car or know where it is, please call Westminster Police. We have more information on all these stories and all the latest headlines on our free 24 hour streaming news studio, CBSN Denver. You'll find us on your favorite streaming device. Here's Chris with Colorado's First weather.

CHRIS SPEARS: Well we're tracking a very abrupt weather change for Monday. It's in the form of an arctic cold front. Behind it, a pretty good area of snowfall expected. And this will be racing in here Monday afternoon. And especially by the evening you'll notice the change. It's going to change things here in the Western US. For Sunday, we're nice and mild. I mean, we have 50s to near 60 all the way up to the Canadian border ahead of the front, a ridge of high pressure sitting over the West Coast.

70s and even 80s in the Pacific Northwest, and there's a little weak weather system in the four corners with some scattered showers in New Mexico and Arizona. 82 in Phoenix, 57 in Albuquerque. Enjoy these 50s, they will be gone by Monday. Eastern side of the country, we have a few little showers here in the Great Lakes region. 50s and 60s across New England, also in the Midwest.

Here the Mississippi River Valley, from Arkansas through Missouri on up towards Chicago, some showers and thunderstorms. Gulf Coast in pretty good shape. A few afternoon storms possible in Florida, 80s there. As the cold front comes through on Monday, it will be windy. We have a wind advisory for the afternoon and evening in Northwestern Colorado. A fire weather Warning for a large part of the Western slope on Monday, because of the ongoing drought. And with the wind, fires could spread fast if they were to start.

And closer to Denver, here in the higher foothills of Boulder County and Larimer County, that does include Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, and the peak to peak highway there in Boulder County, you're under a winter storm watch for possibly eight to 14 inches of snow. Futurecast, just some clouds passing through on Sunday and Sunday night. It'll be a little breezy Sunday night into Monday ahead of the front. Then, watch top of your screen, that cold front will blast in here Monday afternoon with a little area of rain quickly turning to snow.

And it should snow all night Monday and into your morning hours on Tuesday before this system will exit off to the South and East. Snowfall forecast looks like this. You can see the bullseye there in the northern foothills and areas of Larimer County and Boulder County. The Palmer divide, South of Denver, and the foothills West of Denver. Also some higher totals there, possibly four to eight inches.

In the city itself, we're thinking about three to six inches of snow at this time, with the higher totals again West and South. And then that bullseye to the Northwest. For Sunday, 50s and low 60s East and West. 40s to near 50 in the high country. A beautiful Sunday across the state.

The change hits Monday. Mostly cloudy, windy, colder, afternoon and evening snow. Down to 17 Monday night with a hard freeze. Tuesday we'll gradually clear, and then we'll start a warming trend Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. And by next weekend 60s to low 70s back in your forecast. That's the latest. I'm meteorologist Chris Spears.

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