Daily brief (11/23): Top picks from the Springfield media

A cold front plowed through the region last night and temperatures are dropping this morning.

Sunny, with a high near 48. Wind chill values as low as 32 early. Skies have cleared, and should remain that way much of the day.

High pressure will move in tonight with lows in the 20s.

Saturday will be similar to today with a high near 50. The wind will be very light.

The wind returns on Sunday so highs will push back to around 60.

More rain is possible by Sunday night and Monday.

Today’s picks

  • KY3: Outland Ballroom will host benefit concert for Harmony House. Springfield’s Harmony House, which helps survivors of domestic violence, is holding a fundraiser Saturday evening. The Outland Ballroom will host a benefit concert for Harmony House, featuring Austin Terry, Zach Caddy and Black Bonnet Ballyhoo. Tickets will be $7 at the door and $5 if you buy them ahead of time.
  • KY3: Hordes of shoppers hit stores early and often on Black Friday. The morning may have just started, but many stores have already opened their doors, wooing the public to seek deals on Black Friday. For many Black Friday shoppers, their holiday shopping began on Thanksgiving Thursday. Many retail stores opened their doors last night including Best Buy. The Battlefield Mall opened at midnight, except for JC Penney — which opens at 6 this morning. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst )
  • OzarksFirst: Festival of Lights: Free ice skating tonight at Mediacom Ice Park. If shopping just isn’t your thing, here’s an option in downtown Springfield’s that’s free. As part of the City’s six-week Festival of Lights celebration, you can lace up your ice skates and hit the ice for free from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The free ice skating session will be held at the Mediacom Ice Park just west of Jordan Valley Park. Call (417) 866-7444, or visit the Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s website for more information.
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