Daily brief (10/31): Top picks from the Springfield media

Sunny, with a high near 61.

Temperatures will  warm up this week.

Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 41.

Thursday will be have a wind chill factor of 41 in the early morning, then sunny with a high near 71 and a low around 45.

Friday will be the warmest day, sunny, with a high of 75 and a low around 53.

The timing of the weekend cold front looks a bit faster; it should be through by late Saturday.  Limited moisture will mean limited rain this time around, with highs around 60 by Sunday.

Today’s picks

  • KSPR: Authorities offer safety tips for trick-or-treatersLocal authorities and members of the American Red Cross are urging the public to have a safe yet fun Halloween.  As trick-or-treating involves going door to door throughout neighborhoods in the dark, officials have offered a list of safety tips: 
  1. Add reflective tape to the costume and trick-or-treat bag
  2. Always carry a flashlight
  3.  Walk only on sidewalks and never in the street
  4. Don’t cut across yards or between parked cars.
  • OzarksFirst: MoDOT crew prep for winter with statewide drill. During the statewide winter operations drill, MoDOT will activate its emergency operations centers, and trucks with snowplows and spreaders will deploy across state routes in response to a simulated snowfall event.
  • KSPR: “Scare to Learn” celebrity Hulk is revealedAfter a month of clues, it’s time to reveal the Scare to Learn celebrity who donned makeup and posed as The Hulk for Halloween. KY3 received numerous guesses, most of which were unfortunately wrong. The most popular guesses online include Willard boxer B.J. Flores, former KY3 weather caster Tom Dye and Branson Elvis impersonator Dean Z. Doug Pitt of Care to Learn says the organization was successfully able to raise awareness and funding. Who is the Hulk? Watch the video to find out!
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