FIRST ALERT: slippery commute today, another storm headed toward the Heartland

Thursday morning headlines 1/21

Good morning, it's Thursday, January 21, 2016.

Sleet, freezing rain and light snow will make roads in parts of the Heartland slippery for the morning commute. This afternoon expect it to be cloudy and quiet. FIRST ALERT: a bigger winter storm system will pass by or through the Heartland tonight into tomorrow, with high winds and heavy snow. Meteorologist Brian Alworth says depending on the track of the storm parts of the Heartland could get anywhere from 1-to-18 inches of snow.

This storm has much of the country east of the Heartland buckling down and getting ready.

Here are some more of the headlines KFVS12 is covering for you this morning:

Some schools are still closed this morning: check for your child's school on our closings list.

Crews battle early morning trailer fire: we're told everyone got out safely.

Cairo Bridge back open to traffic: The U.S. Coast Guard closed the bridge after a barge hit it last night.

New sports complex approved: It will be the new home of Three Rivers College basketball, mostly paid for by a Heartland family.

SIU starts program to get kids reading: Head Start locations will work to get books in every home.

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