5 things to know today

 It will be mostly sunny today with an expected high of 71. There is a 20% chance of showers tonight. Friday’s forecast has a 30% chance of showers and expected high of 74. Friday’s Party in the Park Will have a dance floor to go along with its live music by The Chocolate Crackers from…

Morning update: Western’s finale; rain today, warmup tomorrow

Tonight is Nancy Western’s final concert as the Charles City High School Orchestra director. Showtime is 7:30 p.m in the North Grand Auditorium. Click here for the full Charles City concert schedule. WEATHER Today — Showers, mainly before 4 p.m. High near 45. Breezy, with a northwest wind 8 to 17 mph, with gusts as high…

Weather and today’s holidays

Go to the library. Get a stack of good books. You likely are going to want to stay indoors this weekend. Here is the National Weather Service forecast for the Charles City Area This Afternoon A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly after 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 48. Northeast wind 5 to 8…

Your morning briefing: Wet weekend likely

Yes, that was snow you saw in Charles City at about 7:15 a.m. Don’t worry though, it won’t last, and even if it did accumulate, the heavy rain forecast for Sunday and Monday certainly would wash it away. Then there is this whole flooding thing to worry about instead. The National Weather Service office in…