Fire erupts at Polk county hardwood business

A hardwood business near Brighton sustained heavy damage following a massive fire Friday night.


Storm Team Forecast Discussion

We already have some rain showers showing up on the radar this morning, I’d be willing to bet most of this isn’t reaching the ground though. We have a fairly dry air mass in place that the rain will have to saturate before we see much precipitation. We’ll have mainly light drizzle north and west of I-44 for the beginning part of the day. Most of the area, especially south and east of I-44, won’t see rain until the late afternoon. The good news is temperatures will be mild today, in the mid and upper 40s. The heaviest rain will move in overnight and into early Sunday morning as the main center of low pressure passes near the Ozarks. A cold front passes our area late Sunday morning switching the winds to the northwest and increasing the intensity. Temperatures will fall Sunday afternoon with these gusting winds, making for a cold and blustery day. We could see a few light flurries on the back end of this storm system but no accumulation. Most of the moisture will exit the Ozarks before the cold air really surges in. Sunday afternoon will be the perfect time to sit inside and watch some football on KY3. Be careful as you’re heading home from those Super Bowl parties though, cold air and any residual moisture could cause a few slick spots on the roads.

Monday will be even colder with lows in the teens and highs in the 30s. Temperatures rebound by Tuesday though. Another frontal passage Wednesday brings us the chance for some snow flurries overnight and into Thursday with another shot of cold temperatures.

7-Day Forecast

Springfield Current Conditions

38° F
3° C
  • Feels Like: 34° F 1° C
  • Wind: 5 mph 7 kph at ESE
  • Humidity: 65%
  • Dew point: 27° F -3° C
  • Barometer: 30 inches millibars and falling
  • Sunrise: 7:17 AM CST
  • Sunset: 5:36 PM CST
Last updated 7:52 AM CST on January 31, 2015
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