(KFVS) - Good morning, it is Friday, March 5.
Clouds are pushing into the Heartland this morning.
Wake-up temps are in the low 30s to the low 40s, but northeasterly winds will make it feel more like the low 30s in some areas.
Some parts of the Heartland will have more cloud cover than other areas this afternoon. So, some will see peeks of sunshine.
Thicker clouds will hang around southeast Missouri, which increases the chance for a few sprinkles and isolated showers.
Highs this afternoon will be in the low 50s.
Clouds will push out of the region by Saturday morning.
This will allow temps to drop into the low 30s overnight.
Sunshine returns for the weekend.
High temps will be in the middle 50s on Saturday and warm-up to the upper 50s-to-low 60s by Sunday.
Next week will start off mild with highs in the low 60s.
Rain and storms are possible by the end of the week.
- Pope Francis heads to Iraq on Friday to urge the country’s dwindling number of Christians to stay put and help rebuild the country after years of war and persecution, brushing aside the coronavirus pandemic and security concerns to make his first-ever papal visit.
- One of the 13 people killed when the SUV smuggling them into California hit a tractor-trailer was a 23-year-old woman who was fleeing violence in Guatemala for the hope of a better life, family members said.
- Kentucky State Police are searching for a missing Hickman County man.
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- The Pemiscot County Health Center received 500 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on Tuesday, March 9.
- One of the strongest earthquakes to hit the South Pacific in modern history triggered tsunami warnings across the ocean and forced thousands of people in New Zealand to evacuate coastal areas Friday.
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