Jan 03, 2020 4:10 PM

Temps in the 40s through the weekend

Posted Jan 03, 2020 4:10 PM

Mostly cloudy conditions will prevail today with highs in the low to mid 40s. Tonight a quick moving system will move through northern and central Missouri. This will produce some light snow with accumulations of a dusting to half an inch possible with heavier amounts expected over northeastern Missouri. Otherwise, expect mostly sunny skies and above normal temperatures to continue through the weekend. Here’s the 7-day forecast from the National Weather Service:

Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 43. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 12 to 17 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 25. Northwest wind 15 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 42. Northwest wind 6 to 13 mph becoming south southwest in the afternoon.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 33. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 9 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 49. Northwest wind 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 29.

Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 48.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 29.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 40.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 24.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 46.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50.

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St. Joseph man sentenced to prison, ordered to forfeit millions in K2 scheme

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A St. Joseph, man was sentenced Thursday to three years in federal prison without parole for participating in the distribution of nearly $6 million of synthetic cannabinoid products, also known as K2.

Shakeel Khan, 42, also was ordered Thursday to forfeit $2 million to the government that was seized by law enforcement during its investigation. He also must pay a $4.7 million judgment, which is the amount of all K2-related deposits in his bank accounts, prosecutors said.

Co-defendants Mohammed Saleem, 46, of Diamond Back, California, and Asif Saddiq, 61, of Fullerton, California, each were sentenced in December to four years in federal prison without parole. They also were ordered to pay a money judgment.

Khan, Saleem, and Saddiq each pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to distribute misbranded drugs across state lines from March 1, 2011, to April 30, 2014. They also pleaded guilty to participating in a money-laundering conspiracy that involved payments totaling nearly $500,000 to bank accounts in Pakistan.

Saleem began producing synthetic cannabinoids in Kansas City, in 2009, where he met Khan. During the conspiracy, Saleem began producing the product in Texas. The men later distributed the product in California, at one point producing 50,000 bags of K-2 six days a week.