Morning Briefing Tampa Bay December 29, 2022

Good morning, Tampa Bay. Here’s what you need to know today.

your weather planner

Temperatures set to return above 70 degrees Fahrenheit on Thursday.

Expect plenty of sun and wind blowing in from the east at 10 mph.

Lows dip below 60 degrees at night.

High: 77

low: 62

Rain Coverage: 0%

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Around Tampa Bay

1. Safe Harbor community rallies around family of prominent business owner after sudden death
The Safety Harbor community is rallying around the family of Whistle Stop Grill and pub owner Louis Kinney, who passed away unexpectedly just days before Christmas.

2. PSTA Offers New Year’s Eve Free Rides in Pinellas County
The countdown to 2023 is underway. To help keep roads safe during the New Year’s Eve holiday, the PSTA is offering free rides.

3. National Inquiry into Christmas-themed drag shows
A Christmas-themed drag show was held in Orlando on Wednesday, but the state and Gov. Ron DeSantis are notifying venues.

4. Bay Area coach, mentor write anti-bullying book
According to the National Center for Bullying Prevention, one in five students reports being bullied.


all over the country

1. US announces COVID testing rules for travelers from China

2. U.S. House, states tighten TikTok ban on government devices

3. No winners: Mega Millions jackpot hits $640 million in Friday’s drawing

4. National Guard inspects Buffalo homes for snowstorm victims

daily quote

A Christmas-themed drag show was held in Orlando on Wednesday, but the state and Gov. Ron DeSantis are notifying venues.

This is the third night of ‘Christmas in Drag’ in Florida.

Their first show was at Ft. It came shortly after Lauderdale Gov. Ron DeSantis announced an investigation into the show and the venues that allowed minors to watch it.

Why? Allegedly exposing minors to pornography.