(KFVS) - Good morning, it is Monday, March 8.
Today and tomorrow will be the picks of the week! Rain and clouds are on the way.
Wake-up temps this morning are ranging in the low 30s in southern Illinois to the low 40s in southeast Missouri.
This afternoon will be mostly sunny with winds out of the south. Gusts could reach 20-25 mph.
Highs this afternoon will be in the mid-to-upper 60s.
Tonight, more clouds will push into the Heartland.
Southerly winds will start to pick up on Tuesday with gusts up to 30 mph.
Highs will be in the upper 60s.
The trend of increasing cloud cover and stronger winds pick up again on Wednesday.
Winds will be up to 35mph on Wednesday with a few light showers possible.
Two rounds of rain and storms take over on Thursday through next week Monday.
Rain over this time frame could lead to flooding.
We will be monitoring the timing, heaviest areas to see rainfall and the potential for strong storms near the end of the week.
- The Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center Board of Trustees will meet this morning in a special session to talk about mask requirements.
- The House is preparing to vote on President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan.
- SEMO’s football team kicked off the season with their home opener against Murray State with new COVID-19 restrictions in place to help prevent the spread of the virus.
- Jury selection begins Monday in the trial of Derek Chauvin, who is charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter in connection with George Floyd’s death.
- Authorities promised Sunday to pursue criminal charges after a massive party near the University of Colorado in Boulder devolved into a violent confrontation with police that left three officers injured.
- Pope Francis has wrapped up a historic whirlwind tour of Iraq that sought to bring hope to the country’s marginalized Christian minority with a message of coexistence, forgiveness and peace.
- The Missouri National Guard was honored Saturday night in Poplar Bluff at the PRCA Xtreme Bulls and Bands event.
- The Union County Museum and the Shop for the Benefit of the Museum in Cobden have reopened after the winter break.
- The Illinois Department of Transportation has closed U.S. 51 in Du Quoin between Hickory an Division Street for work on the railroad overpass bridge.
- A Florida man is accused of killing his wife after her remains were found in the backyard.
- An investigation is underway by Texan school officials and the police after the mother of a 13-year-old boy claimed classmates bullied and abused him at a sleepover.
- A Rochester police officer has been placed on administrative duty after using pepper spray on a woman suspected of shoplifting who tried to escape with her 3-year-old child in her arms.