Daily brief (5/20): Top picks from the Springfield media

Showers and thunderstorms are likely today, with a high of 77. South winds could gust as much as 24 mph, and up to a half inch of rain could fall on parts of the Ozarks.

The rain will continue tonight, but precipitation chances drop to 30 percent for tomorrow. Sunday should be mostly sunny, with a high of 84.

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX]: Corps warns of another round of flooding. Rains today and tomorrow could bring more flooding to an already soaked Ozarks, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Those near the Beaver, Table Rock, Bull Shoals and Norfork dams in northern Arkansas and southern Missouri need to watch lake levels this weekend. (Other coverage: KSPR, News-Leader)
  • News-Leader: City answers smoking-ban question in Q&A. Springfield has posted an expanded list of answers about the upcoming smoking ban, approved by voters in April.
  • KY3: Springfield testing downtown farmers’ market. The Springfield Farmers’ Market has begun a downtown location near the Discovery Center from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst)
  • KSPR: Deadline to appeal Greene County assessment is today. Property owners who disagree with the latest assessment from the Greene County Assessor’s Office must schedule their informal hearings by today. Call 829-6180 for residential or agricultural property; 868-4094 for commercial property.
  • OzarksFirst: City prepares new traffic-management system. The system includes 16 electronic message signs, 27 traffic viewing cameras, and 31 wireless traffic detectors embedded in roadways to warn drivers about potential traffic problems.
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