Daily brief (10/13): Top picks from the Springfield media

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm, with a high near 77.

A strong storm system that will be moving our direction. Severe weather is possible with damaging wind likely to be the main hazard associated with the thunderstorms. There is also a chance for some hail and at least a low risk for a few tornadoes.

Tomorrow will be a calmer today with more sunshine. Highs will be in the 70s for the next several days. Our next chance of rain arrives with our next cold front on Wednesday. Conditions will be cooler behind that front.

Sunday night will be a low around 48.

The beautiful weather will continue, hitting a high on Wednesday of 75.

Thursday begins to cool off again, with a high reaching 65.

 

Tonight will have periods of showers and thunderstorms. Low around 61.

Today’s picks

  • KSPR: Part of East Trafficway to close for construction project. Construction crews will close part of East Trafficway starting Monday as part of the project to revamp the intersection with National Avenue. The west leg of East Trafficway will completely close at National Avenue, and the east leg will be closed with the exception of a northbound right turn lane onto Trafficway, as well as the westbound lane onto National. Traffic on National Avenue will also be restricted, as only one lane of traffic in each direction will remain open. (Other coverage: KY3
  • [Election]KY3: Dave Spence sues Gov. Nixon for defamation over bank ad. Nixon has been running ads that describe Spence as a banker and claim Spence used part of a $40 million federal bank bailout to buy a vacation home.Spence once served on the board of Reliance Bancshares, which received bailout money, and he did receive a home loan from the bank.  But Spence says there was no connection to the federal money, he received no special treatment and he is not a banker. (Other coverage: KSPR
  • KY3: Child identification event Saturday in Stockton. The Masonic Lodge in Stockton is hosting a free “MO-Chip” child identification event Saturday from 10a.m. until 2p.m. at the Stockton United Methodist Church. The statewide program gathers information, like your child’s dental records and finger prints, then places that information on a disk that is given back to parents.
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