5 things to know 1/19

(KFVS) - Good Friday morning, it is January 19, 2018.

First Alert Forecast

It's finally Friday Heartland and it isn't as cold this morning. However, we are still below freezing.

But all of us should make it above freezing by this afternoon. Enjoy the sunshine today because the next few days will be gloomy.

Clouds move in tonight, the weekend will be gloomy but warmer. We will likely see some fog as well.

On and off sprinkles are expected all weekend with best rain chances Sunday night into the first half of Monday. There could be some localized flooding.

It will be cooler behind that system but much of next week looks dry and seasonable with highs in the 40's. The next big system moves in next weekend.

Making headlines

Click here to read more on why Congress is likely headed toward a government shutdown.

Dozens of schools remain closed in the Heartland after snow and ice blew through the area.

A large structure fire blocked US 68 West near Draffenville, Kentucky. Drivers had to avoid the are.

The mother dog and pups were found frozen to death in an abandoned house in Cairo, Illinois.

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