Weekend weather: Mild and windy

The weekend weather looks good, with mild temperatures starting to become colder on Sunday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

Tonight’s low will be 43, with partly cloudy skies. Look for south southwest winds of 11 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

For Saturday, the high will be 64 and there will be mostly sunny skies. A south southwest wind will be from 8 to 11 mph.

Saturday night, the low will be 45 and there will be mostly clear skies.

Sunday, temperatures will head downward as an arctic front pushes into the area from the north, and the high will be 49. The temperature will fall to around 32 by 5 p.m. The wind will be breezy from the south southwest at 9 to 14 mph, becoming north 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds may gust as high as 28 mph.

On Sunday night, look for a low of 18 with partly cloudy skies. The north wind will be around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.

Monday, skies will be mostly sunny with a high near 29.

Monday night, expect mostly clear skies with a low of 18.

Tuesday’s high will be near 40, with mostly sunny skies. Tuesday night, the low will be 28.

Hundreds of volunteers providing Thanksgiving meals to needy

Hundreds of persons are volunteering on Thanksgiving morning to assemble hot homemade meals and deliver them with groceries to more than 1,200 people through the United Prayer Movement’s project.

Pleasant Green Baptist Church, 340 David L. Gray Drive, Kansas City, Kan., is the hub for this effort.

Volunteers signed up in advance and will assemble meals for home delivery, and deliver them this morning. Deliveries are made throughout Greater Kansas City.

This program, the effort of many churches and synagogues, also will provide the same meal effort on Christmas.

In 2013, the program provided 2,635 dinners, 391 bags of groceries to 953 families, including 245 seniors, 1753 other adults and 667 children.

There were 543 volunteers and 57 churches and synagogues involved in the effort in 2013.

For more information about this program and how to get involved, visit www.unitedprayermovement.org.

2-year-old in critical condition at KU Hospital

Two-year-old Eduardo Lopez Martinez is in critical condition at the University of Kansas Hospital following a hit-and-run accident Nov. 24.  Police are asking for the public's help in finding out information about the accident. (Photo from KU Hospital)
Two-year-old Eduardo Lopez Martinez is in critical condition at the University of Kansas Hospital following a hit-and-run accident Nov. 24. Police are asking for the public’s help in finding out information about the accident. (Photo from KU Hospital)

Two-year-old Eduardo Lopez Martinez of Kansas City, Kan., is in critical condition at the University of Kansas Hospital after a hit-and-run accident Nov. 24.

The driver of an older white four-door Chrysler drove away from the scene of the accident, at 1127 N. 32nd St., police stated.

Since the accident, the victim’s condition has improved, and he remains at KU Hospital, the police spokesman said.

Police asked anyone with information to assist them. The accident remains under investigation by the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department’s Traffic Support Unit-Critical Collision Response Team, which is encouraging anyone with information to call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS.