The Rundown April 18th

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Good Thursday Morning, and welcome to the Rundown! Today is Thursday, April 18th, 2019. Would you or your company like to sponsor The Rundown? Continue reading to learn how! Today is the 108th day of the year and there are 257 days left in this year. Summer arrives in 64 days and Easter is in 3 days.

Weather Outlook

Please everyone stay weather aware today. Looks like the major threat will be south of us, but storms can always change. Let us check our local WTVA – The Weather Authority forecast for the day:

Strong to severe storms likely into Thursday afternoon, evening. TODAY Partly to mostly cloudy skies are likely on Thursday morning with temperatures in the upper 50s to lower 60s. Through midday, clouds will increase and a few spotty showers are possible. But into the afternoon, this is when the potential for widespread showers and storms will increase. And this will come with a severe threat as well. On a scale from 1 to 5, the greatest risk will be a “Level 3” for those in the southern half of our area. For those across the northern half, the threat is at a “Level 2”. Still, we need to all pay close attention. As storms move in from the west, the potential for strong, damaging straight-line wind will be on the table along with a tornado threat. If enough fuel creeps into our southern counties, one of those tornadoes could be on the strong side. This threat should subside sometime between 8 and 10 p.m. Flash flooding is also a possibility across our area as rainfall totals will likely range between 1 and 3 inches. Some places could see up to 4 or 5 inches of rain in our heaviest, most persistent thunderstorms. Flash Flood Watches are in effect for all of North Mississippi until Midnight Thursday into Friday.

TONIGHT Scattered light to moderate showers will continue. And we will likely see this throughout your Friday as well. This will come with a northwest wind between 8 and 12 mph. So afternoon highs will likely be on the colder side, likely into the lower and mid-50s.

Food Trucks

Taqueria Ferrus is beside Computer Universe on W. Main St. 10:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Goku Japanese Express is behind Dollar General Pontotoc, MS on West Reynolds St. 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Big Bad Wolf Truck TBAGypsy Roadside Mobile TBA

Jo’s Cafe will be at Longtown Medical Plaza 11:00 a.m.-1:30’ish p.m. & will be at Queen’s Reward Meadery for Trivia Night @ 6:00 p.m.

local MOBILE is at MidTown Pointe on Industrial Road across from the Tupelo High School Baseball Field with Tacos al Pastor as specials! 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 615-337-2660

Indulge Mobile TBA

Brunch Box is at NauticaStar in Amory 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

MS Edible Bliss TBA

Polly Wangos, Pontotoc/Houston TBA

Today & Tonight

Story Play for Babies & Toddlers at Lee County Library @ 9:30 a.m.

Photos with The Easter Bunny at The Mall at Barnes Crossings 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Bring Your Own Piece of Furniture & Paint with Chalk at Farmhouse Tupelo @ 10:00 a.m.

Splish Splash at Tupelo Aquatic Center 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Meet the Easter Bunny at Thomas Street Apothecary 3:00-6:00 p.m.

Eggciting Night on Main at Amory Main Street Inc. @ 4:00 p.m.

CANCELED!!! Groundswell Hops Around at Groundswell Community Collective @ 4:30 p.m. Follow their page for a rescheduled time.

Trivia Night at Queen’s Reward Meadery @ 6:00 p.m.

Bubbles & Blooms at BlairHaus @ 6:00 p.m.

FCC Member’s Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt (Members Only) at Fulton Country Club, Fulton, MS 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Trivia Night Hosted by Reagan at SMITH Corinth @ 8:00 p.m.

Live Music

Karaoke at Woody’s Tupelo 8:30-11:45 p.m.

Zechariah Lloyd at Steele’s Dive 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Neal Johnston at Blue Canoe @ 8:00 p.m.

Matt Nolan & Shaun Miller at Stables Tupelo @ 7:00 p.m.

Hunter Covington at Lep’s BBQ Pontotoc @ 7:30 p.m.

Vinnie C at Legends Sports Grille Fulton @ 7:00 p.m.

Goodnight Light with And the Echo & Billy S at Proud Larry’s Oxford @ 9:00 p.m.

DJ-E Karaoke at Old Venice Pizza Co. – Tupelo 7:00-11:00 p.m.

Follow our Calendar of Events at https://ourtupelo.com/events/ for future events.

Be Kind/Give Back/Pay It Forward

Cami Jo Cares is needing bags to put Easter baskets in. They have been collecting and filling baskets for the children at Lebonheur Children’s Medical Center. If you can help, they’re contact info is in the picture to the right. They also collect lightly used clothes and toys to help local children in need. Contact them for more information.

On This Day

National Columnist Day! Today, we honor all newspaper columnists and their contributions. This day was chosen to honor Pulitzer Prize winning American journalist Ernie Pyle. Pyle was killed in 1945 as he was killed by a Japanese sniper.

National Animal Crackers Day! An animal cracker is a special cookie baked into the shape of an animal, normally zoo animals. Today, go out and buy some animal crackers for your children. Also, enjoy some yourself, they are scrumptious!

International Day for Monuments & Sites! Today was set in place to observe and bring global attention to the conservation of monuments and sites. This is also set to commemorate our cultural heritage and to celebrate the diversity of heritage. Today was set in place in 1982 out of an International Council on Monuments and Sites conference in Tunisia.

Word of the Day: Cheery-bye is used as a cheerful expression of farewell.

Quote of the Day: If you have courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed. -Unknown

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