What you need to know Feb. 23

What you need to know Feb. 23
A beautiful winter sunrise in the Heartland. (Source: CNews/Dorthy Roesch)

(KFVS) - Good morning, it is Tuesday, February 23.

First Alert Weather

Grab the sunglasses for another sunny day in the Heartland.

Skies are clear this morning with wake-up temps in the 30s.

This afternoon will be warmer under sunny skies.

Highs will be in the upper 50s with a few low 60s.

Clouds move in tonight with overnight temps dropping into the upper 30s to 40s.

A weak front will push through the Heartland on Wednesday. There could be a few sprinkles and isolated rain showers.

Above average temperatures will be in the 50s the next few days.

Near the end of the week, we will see a few days in the 40s and showers heading into the weekend.

This activity on Friday and Saturday will be light, but not widespread and light.

Sunday into Monday there is a chance for moderate rain with a few possible storms.

Making headlines

  • A pilot was killed in a plane crash in Mayfield, Ky. Monday evening.
  • The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration ordered United Airlines to step up inspections of the aircraft after one of its flights made an emergency landing at Denver International Airport Saturday as pieces of the casing of the engine rained down on suburban neighborhoods.
  • Anthony T. Jenkins, Sr. was charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a Bernie, Mo. man.
  • Congress is set to hear from former security officials about what went wrong at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
  • The COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. topped 500,000 Monday, a staggering number that all but matches the number of Americans killed in World War II, Korea and Vietnam combined.
  • Parents are finding it harder to afford child care during the pandemic.
  • Schools are required to conduct federally standardized tests this year, but there will be flexibility to delay testing or hold it online during the pandemic.
  • The snow and ice may be gone, but the road problems they cause will last well into the spring.
  • With temperatures turning milder, many drivers are heading to the car wash to get the salt and grime off their vehicle.

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