The Daily Dose: Sidewalk Issues, 'Best Photographer' Extended and a Rainy Forecast
So much to talk about in today's Daily Dose - a sidewalk ordinance, time to vote and rain, rain and more rain chances.
Do your kids know what you do for a living? I ask because yesterday, out of the blue, my youngest daughter asked where I work. Before I had the chance, my oldest responded, "She works at Waukee Patch." I must be doing something right if even little kids know about Patch.
Did you read about the Waukee City Council's tour of city sidewalks yesterday? The whole sidewalk ordinance is such a hot button topic right now and it feels like no one is in favor of it. What about you? Do you think the Waukee City Council should scrap the ordinance or keep it as is? Tell us in the comments.
Good news for those folks who have yet to vote in Patch's "Best Photographer" contest - we've extended the deadline for votes. You now have until Sunday, April 29 at 9 a.m. to cast a vote for your favorite. As of Friday, White Shutter Photography holds a nice lead over all other photographers. Will your vote change that?
Looking for something fun to do tonight? Why not check out a concert presented by the Waukee Area Arts Council? A Common Thread concert, featuring Ross Clowser begins at 7 p.m. at Arts Central tonight. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and are available at Waukee Hardware, or at the door the night of the performance, based on availability.
Grab an umbrella, a rain coat, maybe some wellies because it's going to be a wet weekend. According to the National Weather Service, the forecast looks to include lots of rain chances throughout the weekend.
Friday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 51. Windy, with a east southeast wind between 17 and 26 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday Night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 1am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Low around 43. Windy, with a east southeast wind between 13 and 23 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Saturday: A chance of rain before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52. Northeast wind between 7 and 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. East northeast wind around 8 mph.
Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59.
Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.
Have a great weekend, Waukee!