FIRST ALERT: Your Thursday will start calm but could end stormy

FIRST ALERT: Your Thursday will start calm but could end stormy

It is Thursday, June 30, 2016.

First Alert Weather Outlook:

Thursday will start off calm but could end stormy. The Heartland will wake up to a cool, dry morning with temps in the 50s and 60s, a great time to open the windows! We will warm up to the low 80s by lunchtime. Late this afternoon and tonight there is a chance of thunderstorms moving through the region. FIRST ALERT: the weather team continues to track a stormy holiday weekend.

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Making Headlines:

Upgraded charges: The charges against a man accused of intentionally running two people over have been upgraded. The driver, identified as 25-year-old William Joshua Carter, was initially charged with two counts of second degree murder. Those charges were amended to first degree murder.

Budget watch: Illinois is hours from heading into a second straight year without a budget. Lawmakers are expected to vote on a stopgap spending deal that would ensure funding for schools and state services for the next six months.

Search continues: The Sikeston Department of Public Safety is looking for a missing Kansas man identified as  66-year-old Larry Weaver. According to Sikeston DPS Chief Drew Juden, they searched a landfill in Dexter, Mo. on Wednesday, June 29, but they did not find anything.

Istanbul raids: Police on Thursday conducted simultaneous raids on 16 locations in Istanbul, rounding up 13 people suspected of involvement in a devastating attack at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport in which the Islamic State group is the prime suspect.

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