There's a storm brewing - - Jackson, MS

There's a storm brewing

Happy Friday morning from MSNewsNow's Brandon Artiles!

It's 72 degrees and that warm start is providing fuel for a line of strong storms heading through our area this morning. Meteorologist Michael Haynes tells us that brief tornadoes are possible, but straight line winds are what we really need to be worried about. Expect plenty of rain as well and he'll break it all down to help us stay safe with his First Alert Forecast.

Happening now, the shooting at Fort Hood has hit home for a Mississippi family. Army Sgt. Jonathan Westbrook was one of the 16 injured in Wednesday's attack at the Texas army post, and now his family back in McComb is praying their loved one survives.

Plus, it's time to eat, because it's Friday and that means Julie Levanway is cooking live in studio. She's making a classic breakfast in this morning's Fresh From the Flame: Blueberry Pancakes.

All of that and much more is heading your way at the top of the hour.

Please join us from 5 to 7, and Mississippi News Now continues on FOX 40 from 7 to 9.

Have a great Friday!

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