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5 things you need to know - September 16, 2019

Decker Fire
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Posted at 5:42 AM, Sep 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-16 11:54:53-04

Good morning southern Colorado! Here's what you need to know to start you off on your Monday.

Royal Air Force's Red Arrows to visit Colorado Springs

Peterson Air Force Base will host the Royal Air Force's Aerobatic Team the Red Arrows today at 11:30 a.m. as part of their North American tour. This is the team's largest visit to the continent in more than a decade. We're expecting the team to arrive this morning with a fly-in to Peterson Air Force Base before noon, followed by a drive to visit the cadets at the US Air Force Academy. Then its a drive back to Peterson AFB where they'll takeoff a little after 4 p.m. for a flyover and short performance over the US Air Force Academy. Immediately afterwards, the team will depart for a visit in Denver.

Lane shifts on Colorado Avenue starts today

Road crews will be performing milling and paving operations starting today and working until Thursday. Drivers will see lane shifts on West Colorado Avenue between Columbia Road and 32nd Street.

Decker Fire grows significantly to more than 800 acres

A flight by the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control MMA aircraft has now mapped the Decker Fire at approximately 846 acres as of Sunday afternoon. This up from an estimate of approximately 355 acres late Saturday.

Cloudy, cooler today with showers mostly in the mountains

Cloudy skies across the forecast region today with showers staying mainly out west in the mountains through the day. One or two showers may leave the mountains through the day and jump into the I-25 corridor and plains, but the air is so dry gusty winds are likely all that we'll see hit the ground, no rain.

Oil prices spike after Saudi attack disrupts global supply

Oil prices have spiked after a devastating attack on the heart of Saudi Arabian oil production over the weekend shocked markets. Prices initially surged as much as 18% but retreated after US President Donald Trump said on Sunday night that he had authorized the use of oil from the country's emergency oil supply.