San Antonio Local & National News – March 4, 2019
Written by KROV News Department on March 4, 2019
In Local News –
A freeze warning will be in effect through this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. Overnight lows are expected to be below freezing in most areas.
Freezing temperatures are expected with a low tonight of 30 degrees and a wind chill factor of 19 degrees throughout Bexar County.
“We do have a freeze warning for the whole area that goes into effect 9 p.m. tonight through noon tomorrow,” said Cory Van Pelt, NWS meteorologist.
Van Pelt said early Tuesday will see also see a freeze with a low of 28 degrees, but temperatures will later warm to 49 degrees.
No precipitation is expected for the area, according to Van Pelt.
Warmer weather will return Thursday with temperatures in the mid-60s to mid-70s.
In National News –
“Alien” fans, Ripley rides again.
That’s the name of the space-suited dummy aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon that launched Saturday, a hat tip to Ellen Ripley, the heroine of the sci-fi movie series.
Crew Dragon is the first commercially operated spacecraft designed to carry astronauts, and the uncrewed demonstration mission to the International Space Station is a test to make sure everything works before humans are rocketed into space in the capsule.
The robot is “fitted with sensors around the head, neck and spine to record everything an astronaut would experience throughout the mission,” Anna Heiney wrote in a NASA blog.
“From liftoff to splashdown, essentially she’s going to tell us how she feels during the whole mission,”in an informational video.