It is Friday, March 11, 2016.
Expect a cool and dry Friday morning, with temps ranging from the low 40s to the low 50s. As the sun comes up, there may be a few light showers around the Heartland. You'll only need a light jacket for Friday Date Night, with temps in the 50s. FIRST ALERT: this weekend there's a good chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Campaign stop: Donald Trump is expected to draw a huge crowd for a rally at the Peabody Opera House today. It kicks off a weekend of visits ahead of Missouri's primary election.
Up in arms: Some students and staff are planning to hold a protest Friday morning at John A. Logan College in response to the 55 layoffs finalized last week.
Moving forward: The Missouri Senate passed a proposal creating religious protections for those objecting to gay marriage. The Republican-led Senate voted 23-7 Thursday for the proposed constitutional amendment after this week halting a Democratic filibuster that lasted 37 hours.
Flooding concern: Water over the roads remains a concern in Kentucky this morning. Here's a full list of what could impact your morning commute.
Honoring a life: Relatives of every president dating back to John F. Kennedy will attend Friday's funeral for Nancy Reagan. The former first lady will be buried next to her husband.