First Alert: grab the umbrella; chilly morning could bring rain by afternoon

First Alert: grab the umbrella; chilly morning could bring rain by afternoon

It is Thursday, Jan. 7, 2015.

First Alert Weather Outlook:

When you wake up this Wednesday, it won't be as cold as earlier in the week. Still, bundle up the kiddos as they head out to school, and maybe grab an umbrella. You can expect to see temperatures in the 30s this morning, and there is a chance of rain this afternoon. First Alert: This weekend is looking to be very cold and blustery.

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Making Headlines:

Anniversary attack: Officers shot and killed a knife-wielding man wearing a fake explosive vest at a police station in northern Paris on Thursday, French officials said. The threat came a year after the Charlie Hebdo attacks.

Extensive damage: Three people in Cape Girardeau are temporarily without a home this morning, after a fire caused about $60,000 worth of damage to an apartment building on Themis St. Firefighters are still working to determine the cause.

Nosedive: Chinese stocks nosedived Thursday, triggering their second daylong trading halt this week and sending share markets, Asian currencies and oil prices lower as investor jitters rippled across the globe.

Rescue underway: Seventeen miners are stuck in an elevator underground at the Cargill Salt Mine in Lansing, NY. At this point, the miners appear to be uninjured.

Winning numbers: Check your ticket! The numbers for one of the biggest Powerball jackpot were released last night. The winning numbers for the $524 million reward: 47, 2, 63, 62, 11 and the Powerball is 17.

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