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Daily brief (10/19): Top picks from the Springfield media

Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 57.

Highs will remain in the 50s for the majority of the area with a gusty west to northwest wind.

Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 40.

Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 69 and lows near 51. Wind chill values as low as 39 early .

By Sunday we’ll see a warm front push in and moisture increase.  This will bring more clouds to the region, but highs will be well into the 70s.

A storm currently spinning in the Pacific will be picked up and pulled east this weekend, arriving in the Ozarks sometime late Monday.  This system will have moisture in place and thus thunderstorms are in the forecast.  A southwest flow aloft will remain even after that system passes through, so we’ll stay very warm much of next week.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Galloway Creek trail reopens after 3 years. Portions of the popular trail that have been closed for more than three years because of highway construction nearby will be open to walkers and bicyclists today. Ozark Greenways is inviting bicyclists, walkers, joggers, long-time trail supporters and anyone new to Springfield-Greene County’s growing trail network to celebrate the reopening of Galloway Creek Greenway at 11 a.m. Saturday.A group photo is planned at the southern terminus of Lone Pine Avenue, just north of the 60/65 interchange. Participants will then head south on the trail, turn around at the old James River Bridge, backtrack and celebrate the trail’s reopening at Galloway Station.
  • [Elect]OzarksFirst: McCaskill will wait tables at Bambinos Cafe tomorrow. The U.S. Senator’s campaign says the Democrat will wait tables at Bambinos Cafe (1141 East Delmar Street) during the lunch rush Friday, October 19. McCaskill says the political stop will take her back to her roots; she waited tables to get through college and law school at Mizzou. (Other coverage: KY3)
  • KSPR: Springfield Public Schools inducts three alumni into Hall of Fame. SPS created the Hall of Fame to honor alumni who have demonstrated a commitment to giving back to their community, earned accolades in their industry, and advocated for public education. The 2012 Class of the SPS Hall of Fame includes: Charles Armstrong, Kickapoo High School, Class of 1975, Betty Cole Dukert, Springfield High School, Class of 1945, and Dr. Stewart Fulbright, Lincoln High School, Class of 1937 (posthumous award). (Other coverage: OzarksFirst, KY3)
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