Sleet will change to snow before ending west to east late tonight/early Thursday. Wind chills of 5 to 10 degrees...with air temperatures in the low 20s...can be expected. Wind are blowing about 30 mph. Roads will be icy tonight and Thursday morning but should melt during the day as skies clear and temperatures rise above freezing.
3-2-06 - Supporters say the approval of the USA Patriot Act has been a long time coming and will make the country safer while protecting privacy. The Senate has overwhelmingly voted to renew the anti-terror legislation.
The 89-10 vote culminates a lengthy fight in the Senate over balancing the investigative needs of the government with civil liberties. Opponents say the bill falls short, and does not do enough to protect civil liberties during terror investigations.
The House is expected to approve the bill early next week, sending it to President Bush for his signature. The current bill, which has been extended twice, expires next Friday.