Three Things You Need to Know on April 10th

April 10, 2019

A powerful storm is expected to make its way across Colorado today, with rain turning to snow sometime this afternoon.  A blizzard warning is in effect, starting at noon for parts of the metro area.  The National Weather Service says several inches of snow could fall, accompanied by strong winds. Travelers are urged to take precautions if they have to be out at all.  Forecasters say driving could be dangerous and life-threatening if people are caught in the storm.  That's especially true east of I-25 and across the Palmer Divide region.  Drivers are urged to have a full gas tank and a winter survival kit.  That includes blankets, extra water and a charged phone.  If travelers are stranded, they should stay with their vehicle and wait for help. 

Astronomers are set to release the first-ever photograph of a black hole.  It will be unveiled Wednesday by the National Science Foundation at a news conference at 9 a.m. Eastern Time.  The images will come from the Event Horizon Telescope, an international effort using eight linked radio observatories around the world.  Some scientists believe the ground-breaking photos may provide new insight into Albert Einstein's theory of relativity. 

The Broncos preseason schedule is officially being unveiled.  The team has five exhibition games on the docket, starting with the Hall of Fame Game on August 1st against Atlanta.  The team then travels to Seattle the following week, before returning home to face the 49ers on August 19th.  The preseason wraps up with a road trip to take on the Rams and a home game against the Cardinals.