Huge Temperature Drop, Church and the Flu, Luggage Delivered to Destination

A cold front moving through this morning is dropping our temperatures from the low 60s to the mid 40s pretty quick.  Temperatures will continue to drop from northwest to southeast through the day.  Waves of heavy rain expected and could cause flooding issues across the region.  We're back to reality tomorrow with highs around 30.

SUNDAY:  Rain could mix with snow before it ends just after midnight.  Low:  29.

MONDAY:  Much colder!  Partly sunny.  High: Around 30.

During flu season parishes may receive requests from parishioners to make changes to the liturgical celebration in order to prevent the spread of the flu and other viruses. The United States Conferences of Catholic Bishops, in consultation with the Center for Disease Control, recommends that the following measures be taken in the celebration of the liturgy:  Priests, deacons, and extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion should be especially reminded of the need to practice good hygiene. Ministers of Holy Communion should be encouraged to wash their hands before Mass begins, or even to use alcohol based anti-bacterial solution before and after distributing Holy Communion.

United Airlines launched a new baggage delivery option, enabling customers to have their checked bags delivered directly to their final destinations – within 100 miles of their arrival airports – and skip baggage claim upon arrival. Baggage delivery by BagsVIP will initially be available to customers departing from any domestic airport and arriving in Boston, Chicago, Honolulu, Houston, Los Angeles and Orlando. The airline plans to expand the service to more than 190 domestic airports in the coming months. "United's new baggage delivery service offers an alternative for travelers who prefer the convenience of having their checked bags delivered directly to their homes, offices or hotels," said Tom O'Toole, United's senior vice president of marketing and loyalty. "Our customers have told us this type of option adds value to their travel experience."

Julia Tullos, WOIO Assignment Manager