Daily brief (11/10): Top picks from the Springfield media

Mostly sunny and breezy, with a high near 73.  There is a south wind of 17 to 22 mph with gusts as high as 31 mph.

Today is going to be another very warm November day.  Gusty winds and sunshine will help highs reach the mid 70s once again this afternoon, which is fifteen degrees above average.

A cold front is going to be approaching from the west late today. Lows tonight will stay very mild, near 60 degrees ahead of the front.

The front will arrive at Springfield midday tomorrow. Temperatures will stay warm ahead of the front but then quickly drop once the front moves east of your location.

In addition to quickly cooling temperatures, heavy rain is likely near the front.  Many locations could receive over one inch of rainfall throughout Veteran’s Day. Temperature rising to near 64 by 11am, then falling to around 53 during the remainder of the day.

Lows will be in the 20s by Monday morning. Highs will only make it into the mid 40s Monday afternoon.

The workweek will be dry but temperatures will be slow to warm. Rain may be in the forecast again  early next weekend.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Kum & Go pledging $100,000 to Toys for Tots. The warm feeling you get from your Kum & Go large black coffee or Pumpkin Spice Cappuccino may not only come from the drink if you purchase it before Dec. 7. As a part of the convenience store’s 11-state “Drink Good, Do Good,” campaign, the corporation donates five cents from every hot beverage sold to its charity efforts. Kum & Go has committed to a minimum contribution of $100,000, but already has reached $116,000, said Spokeswoman Keesia Wirt. The company now wants to surpass the $164,000 mark it hit last year, Wirt said.Throughout the year, Kum & Go gives 10 percent of its profits to the communities in which it operates. For the past three years, the convenience retailer has raised additional money to help the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.
  • OzarksFirst: 4th Annual Springfield sleepout raises awareness of homelessness. Hundreds of people are braving the cold night to help those in need. The 4th annual Springfield Sleepout, put together by The Kitchen, raises awareness about homelessness in the community, and also raises funds for the Rare Breed program for at-risk teens. Through Saturday morning, hundreds of young people are expected to sleep out in the cold at Plaster Stadium on Missouri State University’s campus. Rori Orgeron, CEO of The Kitchen, stresses the importance of the annual event. November is National Homeless Youth Awareness Month.
  • KSPR: Volunteers help pack 1 million meals. Thousands of volunteers in Springfield are helping pack more than one million meals this weekend for those in need.For the first time, the Ozarks community is coming together to be part of Friends Against Hunger‘s “Meals-A-Million” nationwide effort.Friends Against Hunger is a nonprofit organization focused on feeding the hungry in the United States and worldwide. From November 9-11, every half hour 100 volunteers will start packaging food at the Springfield Expo Center.

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