Calm before the storm - - Jackson, MS

Calm before the storm

Good Thursday morning from MSNewsNow's Brandon Artiles!

Outside it's 72 degrees and you get the feeling that something's brewing out there. Meteorologist Paul Williams expects heavy down pours at certain times this morning. He'll let us know how long any threat of severe weather will stick around in his First Alert Forecast.

The same weather system that's headed for us now wreaked havoc in parts of Arkansas where several suspected tornadoes were reported.

In local news, a Jackson man who robbed a convenience store was convicted of killing the store's security guard.  Find out how long he's going to prison at the top of the hour.

And in Georgia, several firefighters are taken hostage after they responded to a fake fire call.

All those stories and much more are headed your way.

Please join us from 5 to 7 and for more Mississippi News Now and First Alert storm coverage, join us on Fox 40 from 7 to 9.

Have a great Friday eve!

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