1. Weather: There is a according to the National Weather Service. After noon, expect more rain and a high temperature of 39 degrees. Tonight's low will be around 33 degrees, with a 70 percent chance of rain.
2. In Case You Missed It: Two Cantonites are in the hospital after a car was rear-ended into oncoming traffic and struck by a fire truck on Hickory Flat Highway Thursday afternoon. .
3. Happening Now: Coming up short on weekend plans? Our guide is stuffed full of great family-friendly activities you can enjoy on your days off. All we can hope is that the weather cooperates on Saturday and Sunday!
4. Looking Ahead: Come back at 10 a.m. to get the latest county restaurant inspections from the Cherokee County Environmental Health Department. It's always good to know which restaurants are maintaining excellent health standards!
5. On This Date in History: On Jan. 25, 1890, pioneering female journalist Nellie Bly, who was once locked in an insane asylum under an alias as part of an investigative story, completed her much-heralded journey around the world in a then-record 72 days. Bly had brought to life Jules Verne's classic adventure novel Around the World in 80 Days.