Daily brief (11/7): Top picks from the Springfield media

Sunny, with a high near 51.

High pressure is now building in and should lead to a rather cold morning Wednesday.  Lows will drop into the upper 20 north and east of Springfield with low 30s elsewhere.  Despite the sunshine and Wednesday highs will only warm into the mid 50s.

Lows Thursday morning should be back down around freezing with a nice warm up afterward. Sunny, with a high near 60

Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 69 and the lows around 54.

DEER SEASON opens Saturday. The day should begin partly to mostly cloudy windy and warm with lows in the mid 50s.  Highs Saturday could again top out in the upper 60s to near 70.  Unfortunately like the last couple of years the winds will be very strong gusting in excess of 30 mph.  This will make it a tough day in the deer stand not only for safety reasons but the high winds will keep the deer from moving around too much.

A line of strong to severe thunderstorms is possible either late Saturday night or early Sunday so tent campers should stay up on the latest forecast.

Sunday promises to start off with rain and much cooler temperatures.  Highs Sunday may not warm much from the morning lows and there is a possibility it could get colder through the day.

Today’s picks

  • [Election]News-Leader: Four more for Obama. Country divided as Obama beats Romney. Romney, who called Obama early Tuesday morning made his concession speech in Boston at about 1 a.m. ET. “This is a time of great challenge for America, and I pray the President will be successful in guiding our nation,” Romney said.The president tweeted his supporters: “This happened because of you. Thank you. We’re all in this together. That’s how we campaigned, and that’s who we are. Thank you. -bo” (Other coverage: KSPR, OzarksFirst, KY3
  • [Election] KSPR: Election results: Missouri statewide races. Missouri Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder secured a third term. State Treasurer Clint Zweifel won re-election.Attorney General Chris Koster won a second term. Missouri voters rejected a measure that would have sharply increased the state’s lowest-in-the-nation tobacco tax. (Other coverage: KY3)
  • [Election]KSPR: Claire McCaskill Defeats Todd Akin to Win Second Term. After a decisive victory Tuesday night, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill told supporters it was all for her mom. McCaskill — speaking to a couple hundred supporters at a victory party in St. Louis  noted how she has defied common wisdom from national pundits who predicted just months ago that she would lose the race. “They all said it’s over, it’s done, Claire McCaskill can’t survive,” McCaskill said. “We showed the country what Missouri is made of.” (Other coverage: KY3)
  • [Election]KSPR: Missouri Gov. Nixon wins re-election. Democratic Missouri Gov. Jay won a second term, turning back a challenge from Republican St. Louis businessman Dave Spence.   Nixon’s victory on Tuesday came after a campaign in which both candidates highlighted the need to create jobs in Missouri.  Nixon said he was doing so while Spence claimed Missouri is falling behind economically.(Other coverage: KSPR)
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