It's April, no fooling

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Warm, wet stretch

Say goodbye to March, and now temperatures will be will above average this week. Afternoon highs will climb into the 70's. Showers and thunderstorms will move through the Tri-State over the next couple days, with the first chances starting tonight. Rain and thunderstorms chances will increase through the day tomorrow with the best chances coming Wednesday night and Thursday night, with chances sticking around into Friday afternoon.  Eric Garlick is in for Byron with the 14 First Alert forecast.

GM safety hearings

Acting National Highway Traffic Safety Administration chief David Friedman says the blame falls on General Motors for a failure to act sooner on a defect in small cars that is linked to 13 deaths. He submitted written testimony ahead of a House subcommittee hearing today. GM CEO Mary Barra will also appear and vows, in her written testimony, to get to the bottom of the delay in publicizing the known safety defect.

Smoke free communities, etc.

The Vanderburgh County Health Department has an announcement by Smoke free Communities today. Deanna Allbrittin is live at Sunrise with details on that plus later a preview of Footloose and 90-years of theatre at Memorial High School.

Stand against child abuse

Emily Busby will be in the western Kentucky newsroom to detail events to help children who experience abuse.

So enjoy the first day of April, and we'll see you on Sunrise.