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discover the craft of cold brew today and keep on. america runs on dunkin'. we have to be careful. everybody has to be careful. >> we ve everybody want anybody to be injured. we don't want any loss of life. >>russell: tropical depression nine still called that, is showing signs of growth. florida's gulf coast is off to a hurricane watch. team coverage as tampa bay gets ready. >>laura: a primary election blowout. big wins in the fight for the open seat. >>russell: donald trump going
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he's meeting with mexico's president ahead of a highly anticipated speech on immigration. welcome. i'm russell rhodes. >>laura: and i'm laura moody. more in a minute. first we want to bring you the latest on td nine. >>dave: we have a lot of heavy rain and so far, pinellas county has seen the brunt of it this morning, although some is moving over the bridges. i can hear thunder or i have heard thunder outside the station here. i want to zoom in and it's 6:00 in t people have to understand the sun is not up yet but look how hard it is raining with the thunderstorm just pouring onshore. and they're right along 275 in pinellas county going up through pinellas park so the howard frankland is getting some heavy rain. now over the courtney campbell, up to the mid span portion of the courtney campbell, notice how you go back offshore and there's more rain just kind of waiting in the wings and i think this is what we're in for, for
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you have some heavy rain. that will cause some ponding on the roads a then it slows down. in fact, it may stop for awhile and then another round of rain comes through and i want people to understand that until this tropical depression moves intu our state and away from us, this is what we're going to have the next couple of days and of course, even southeastern hillsborough county has got heavy rain into manat county, down to so far, boy, right over our bridges, too, and i want peopl coming down in a very short period of time which would easily cause some flooding. let's get on to talk about the storm itself and honestly, on satellite it's beginning to look a little bit more impressive. the wind shear is dropping and i think that was the limiting factor with this system but it's also not moving much as well. it's only drifting to the north this morning at about two miles per hour.
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one buoy we're showing you and this one buoy going 7.2 feet with 34 mile-per-hour winds. and that's what we're getting out into the gulf. so that's far removed from where the center of this is so it's likely there's no buoy right where the center is. that's what i'm concerned about is that the storm is going to start to strengthen and the eastern side of the storm is going to come right through the eastern gulf the next coue will change the overall impact it's going to have but late in the day on thursday, thursday night, making its way onshore eastf apalachicola. hurricane watches from anclote river to indian pass. pasco, hernando, citrus county, you're under a hurricane watch but you're also under a tropical
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39 miles an hour or greater in the next 36 hours. that's what we're anticipating for northern areas and for other areas to the south, we have a flood watch. that's from 2:00 p.m. today all the way through until friday so just because you're not in a tropical storm warning doesn't mean you're not going to have issues and those issues from tampa south are going to be potential for heavy rain and flooding. we have more to talk about in a few minutes. while the storm could dump inches of rain on parts of the tampa bay area, we kno that even a little downpour can cause some big problems. >>laura: tampa, pinellas, pasco county, they're all dealing with chroni dining issues. shay rves iivre w seeing floodi yesterday's showers. right? >>reporter: good morning to you. right now we're seeing a few low lying areas where there is still some standing water from the rain that fell late last night
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just started upgain here in and we do know more rain is on the way. emergency managers are watching the radar closely. their biggest concern is heavy rain and high winds. we know that emergency managers have already encouraged people who live in some low lying areas such as elfers, hudson, go ahead and prepare for the possibility of an evacuation. this comes a day after people lined up, dozens and dozens cars at the government center here in pasco county, collecting sand bags ahead of this storm we're preparing for. inmates and deputies loaded care needed them. alfers is just one community hit hard by flooding last summer. here is a look at some video. water spilled into streets after too much rain over a short period of time caused the
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encourageoe whoive in the low lying, flood prone areas, prepare ahead of time. have a plan. stockpile disaster the focus is on working ahead to make sure families are ready when weather strikes. back to you. >>laura: all right. thank you. >>russell: there's still some time to pick up sand bags. we have a full list of locations and hours on our website. look o of >>laura: the bucs preseason finale was watched up a day. e gam was originall schedud f tomorrow night. instead, it is tonight at 8:00. the change was me to ensure the safetyf fans and players, stadium staff. stay with fox 13 for the latest on the storm. we'll get over to vanessa for a look at the morning drive. >>vanessa: good morning. as you might suspect with all
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commute and a little slower than what we're used to. as we've been telling folks, make sure you leave early. this is going to be howard frankland bridge and this is fourth street north in that general area so close to the pinellas side. make sure you're slowing down. looking largely under speed through pinellas county where dave mentioned we have a lot of rain. we have a crash northbound sunshine skyway bridge is i'm unable to find it on the rames. minutes to be safe and this crhe fuel. we had full westbound lane blockage and now fhp says that the right center lane is going to be ed the roadways throughout the morning here on tv as well as on twitter at fox 13 traffic. >>russell: thanks. talk a little bit. it's almost 6:08 and developing
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hunting for a man who escaped a car around midnight. deputies pulled over an s.u.v. for a traffic violation, found marijuana and 20 bags of heroin. while they interviewed one of the men, another one vo marco rubio of the vote. >>russell: now, during his failed presidential campaign, rubio had said he would not run for re-election but with the republican majority in the senate on the line, he changed his mind. his victory speech last night,
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>> i just couldn't be at peace with the idea we were going to not just potentially lose a senate seat but the balance of power in the senate at this critical moment with the potential that chuck schumer of new york would be the majority leader. with all the issues facing america and i'm grateful as i'm back with you today with the support so many people have given us. >>russell: now congressman patrick murphy swept to victory 59-18. high profile endorsements, including one from president obama. >>laura: grayson's campaign struggled among an ethics investigation and allegations of abuse by his former wife. something that he denies. murphy was accused of inflating his resume. >> in a single greatest barrier holding this country back is the finger pointing, the name
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partisan disfunction in washington. washington is broken right now and unfortunately, there are some in congress who are only in it for themselves. >>laura: and taking a quick look at key races, grayson's wife lost the primary to succeed her husband in congress. u.s. representative brown who was one of the first afri congress lost her battle to remain in office as well and finally, congresswoman debbie wasserman schultz fought off a challenge. despite losing her top national committee position last month. >>russell: election voters also approved the expansion of a renewable energy tax break. even with voter approval, the measure still needs the legislature to enact changes. voters approved a similar
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>>laura: in the race for the white house, donald trump is making a surprise trip to mexico. >>russell: he plans to meet with that country's president today hours before making a highly anticipated speech on immigration. last night, trump tweeted that he was looking forward to meeting the mexican president. he later confirmed they will meet in private later on today. he's also extended an invitation to meet with hillary clinton. trump made top of his campaign. trump repeatedly promised to force mexico to pay for a proposed border walk, an idea that the mexican president was quick to dismiss. tonight he'll go to arizona. >>laura: and trump's running mate will be in the bay area today. first a private fundraiser in st. petersburg and later a town hall in sarasota. it's at the hyatt regency hotel. now it's starting at 2:00.
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storm in the gulf right now. you can reserve two free tickets on the trump campaign website. >>russell: the f.b.i. planning to release the report sent to the justice department, recommending no charges in the hillary clinton email server investigation. bureau also plans to release notes from clinton's voluntary interview at f.b.i. headquarters. report could be released as soon as today. f.b.i. director james comey described t clinton and hessified material as state department hasover deletee 2012 attack on benghazi. those have been turned over to the f.b.i. and aretill being examined. >>laura: two teachers are recovering after being injured by it happeuring dismissal at a tam charter school.pbecause i students at the leadership technology academy stayed inside while the teachers directed parents through the car line.
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holding an umbrella took an incorrect hit. along with a female teacher under an aluminum awning. keeping kids calm as paramedics arrived was a top priority. >> there were some students that were scared but we have a large staff and the staff was taking care of them. >>laura: teachers were taken to a local hospital as a precaution but they're okay. administrators are now reassessing their severe weather plans. same bolt of lightning struck a school building holes in the roof. that's now covered with a tarp and also knocked out air conditioning in three of the buildings so school at the academy is cancelled today. at 6:30, the frantic calls that were never answered. >>russell: walter has newly released messages and saying goodbye to monsignor higgins. funeral services are about to get underway for the bay area's long time spiritual leader.
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this morning. some moving into parts of hillsborough county. i've got thunder, i've got lightning. it's not even light out yet so i really need people to understand that these bridges are just soaked and very heavy rain starting to work in towards the tampa area. if you're getting ready to walk out the door, umbrellas and lots and lots of patience. i think this will definitely slow things down on the roadways. oh, yeah. there's a tropical depression over the gulf. we'll talk about latest watches and warnings,
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>>dave: r furious this morning, especially in pinellas county. in a couple of minutes, vanessa will update you in traffic but things are slowing down over the sunshine skyway and parts of 275 as well. stay tuned for that. in the meantime, heavy rain, this is dumping an inch or two of rain in short order over the bridges, right over tampa bay and see how it's ever so slowly sneaking off toward the east. tampa, it will be your turn coming up soon and we also have
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hillsborough county and also in parts of manatee as well. oldsmar is getting hit now. down through town 'n' country, over the courtney campbell, over the howard frankland, over the gandy, all the bridges are dealing with some very heavy rain which, by the way, continues. they've had probably a few inches of rain in pinellas park. indian shores, up through clearwater, when we talk about in the forecast of periods of rain as this tropical system works toward the state, this is you know, you don't -- we're hundreds of miles removed from where the center of this is developing, yet you can attribute some of this rain to this, some of the collision that we have going on this morning, some of the convergence here and allowing for all this very heavy rainfall. notice southeastern hillsborough down along highway 39 going down to manatee county and those areas. back it out once more. these are spots that will get
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no doubt that many roads in pinellas county have ponding on them, meaning that you can hydroplane so you have to understand that it's not even light out yet. we have all this rain coming down in this particular area. all driving in from south to north. satellite presentation for tropical depression number nine does look a little bit better this morning as the wind shear has started to relax. you're getting more of what we call outflow here, so i think you're starting to see it finally begin to organize a bit. it's not moving much and notice how far away we are from the center and we're getting this convergence along the coastline which is why we're getting all the very heavy rain this morning. the closest buoy i could find to the center, and the center is probably somewhere out here is right here. so this buoy is showing us we have winds gusting to about 33, 34 miles per hour at the present
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and again, that's northeast of where the center of this storm is. but these buoys are going to come in handy as the storm starts that trek to the north and then eventually to the northeast. last night, a couple of little changes. looks like they've drifted a path just a little bit further west, a few miles. i don't think it's going to change the overall impact of what we're going to have to deal with. heavy rain from tampa tropical storm force winds from pasco county north. in fact, you've got the tropical storm warning now from the anclote all the way to indian pass meaning tropical force storm winds, 39 or greater, can be anticipated in the area in the next 36 hours. not to mention the flood watch which starts at 2:00 today and goes all the way through until friday with several inches o rain or more anticipated from citrus county down through
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so today especially along the coast, breezy with periods of rain. high 85 degrees. if you're watching inland, you're not going to get as much rain. this is obviously going to be much more along the coast than inland locations but you're still going to get some. plan on that. it's all out of here. i'm thinking friday morning and that should pave the way for what should be a relative ly >>vanessa: pinellas county, we're getting a lot of rain. we're seeing the impacts here. skyway bridge crash, unfortunately a lot of cameras aren't working right now so we can't get an eye on it. it involves an overturned semi truck and it is blocking at least one of the northbound lanes. the's lelockndeolks should leave early and as soon as we get more information, we'll let you know. good thing is we're not seeing any big delays right now with lighter volumes on the roadways. this crash we're looking at in
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fdot says this is pointed to the north. this appears to be southbound near 28th street south. looking a bit slow and also slick on the roadways so make sure you're leaving early in the area. f.h.p. reporting northbound 275 standing water that's closing lanes. this is near the 175 exit so passing by tropicana field, you can see it's looking slow here as well and watch out particularly inside and left center lanes. those are going to be blocked according to water. >>russell: too close for comfort. coming up, new video of a bear that's not afraid of people. >>laura: a pregnancy reveal like none other. the guy breaks the news to his wife. jen is going to explain when w giving people options based on their budget is pretty edgy... kind of like this look. i'm calling it the "name your price tool" phase.
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it's time to see what's clicking on the web. >>russell: we have to see what's clicking on the web. >>laura: jen has a look at this morning's hot clicks. >>jennifer: enough with all the dreary stuff. w have one good story this morning. over the years we've seen plenty of pregnancy announcements
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this one is a little different because the guy gets to tell his wife she's pregnant. >> most of you don't know this. some of you do. about eight months ago, i had a vasectomy. maybe you're wondering, why is he telling me this? let me explain. about six weeks ago, rachel acted a little bit pregnant. she was tired a lot, a little more hungry than normal even, felt a little bit nauseous. we joked about it but we knew she couldn't then it dawned on us we never got the test results from my five month checkup so i called the doctor and i found out, it was possible. >>jennifer: yes, it is. this is tim and turns out his procedure was not successful. before bed one night, he turned off the water in the house so the toilets wouldn't flush. the next morning he used a home pregnancy test when his wife
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news to her. >> shut up. >> yeah. >> what did you do? >>jennifer: yeah. the couple waited to post the video until thee knew the baby's gender and could share the happy news with their family. it's a boy, by the way. four boys in a there's number four. >>laura: no. >>jennifer: yeah. the couple welcome their fourth child in march. that's probably the only time ever in history of life that the guy gets to tell the girl she's pregnant. >>russell: so much there to talk about. see you later. thank you. >>laura: still ahead, 911 calls from the pulse nightclub shooting. >>russell: hear what dispatchers
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as well. what i need you guys to understand is yes, you're talking about a tropical system but we've got tons of moisture in the atmosphere and it's not going to take much to get the showers to the ground. eastern hillsborough county, around plant city, it's raining southward on 39 and then you're heading to manatee and sarasota counties as the rain continues as well. this will be on and off throughout the day today. i do want you to anticipate the fact that coastal areas are going to get a lot of the next two days until this tropical depression, tropical storm, whatever it may turn into moves onshore, we're going to have to deal with this. so the forecast track didn't change much. they shifted it just a smidge to the left last night, but the impacts are still there and i think from pasco county north, we have a tropical storm warning up through indian pass and a hurricane watch south of the area, a flood watch. we do have flood watches from
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the tropical storm warning, hurricane watch to the north. a lot more to talk about with this system. i want to get to vanessa. i know we do have some issues on the roadways this hour. >>vanessa: right now we have cars stranded on an exit ramp off interstate 275 in pinellas county. this is a live look at 54th avenue south. you can see there are vehicles driving through some of that water that's not exactly on the ramp but on 54th itself but from vehicles are stuck in the ramp itself. so according to 511, that ramp will be completely closed southbound direction of 275. so it looks like if you're heading southbound on 275, your best bet is going to be exiting the exit north of here. that's 22nd and you can see a whole lot of cars are waiting to get off. this is going to be a big mess.
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south in pinellas county, please avoid. we also have reports of flooding northbound at 175 which we'll get to in a second. i want to show you this. overturned semi crash is now officially causing delays northbound. there is some block janl. we're trying to sort it out, how many lanes are blocked but according to st. pete police, there's at least one lane blocked so give yourself extra time or take 75 instead. we'll get to the standing water reports on the interstate itself. flooding in 275 near 175 so this is passing by tropicana field. two left lanes are going to be blocked. the inside and the left center lanes so make sure you're skirting to the right. you can see delays in that area. some travel times right now, still holding off yellow and red travel times but i'm sure it won't be long until we see those pick up. make sure you're leaving early and as always, in between reports, check out traffic conditions on my facebook page and on twitter at fox 13 traffic. >>laura: all right.
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democrat congressman patrick murphy won easily in their primaries setting up high stakes november showdown. rubio who decided at the last minute to seek a second term, easily fended off beruff. the race is already getting national attention because it could tip the scales in the senate. >>russell: florida elections have a reputation for mistakes and controversies and turns this was no different. broward county is known for being one of the last counties to publish election results. last night they were first. way first. preliminary election results were posted around 6:40. polls didn't close until 7:00. releasing election results before the polls close is a third degree felony and punishable up to five years in prison and the mistake is under investigation. >>laura: the person who contracted the first non travel
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firefighter. officials say the firefighter works at station number three on kennedy boulevard but lives in pinellas county. other firefighters from the station tested negative for zika. >>russell: this morning thousands are expected to be in tampa for the funeral of monsignor lawrence higgins. >>laura: he was a pastor 49 years. funeral is at st. lawrence catholic church in tampa. alcides segui joins us now your family knew monsignor higgins. you had a special connection, right? >>reporter: no doubt about it. and yeah, his celebration of life mass will begin at 11:30 this morning and as you guys mentioned, it's expected to be a big one. thousands are expected. i shot video yesterday to give you a better idea of what the layout is out here now, and you can see there are two large tents sitting outside the church. there are some seats outside as
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taking a schultz to the church. st. lawrence has about 800 seats so they set up tents and the seats outside and they're also streaming the mass into higgins hall. many people are asking, why not move the mass to a bigger church? it's a church he built decades ago. he was in tampa when he was 29 years old. he was tasked of turning he did that and a whole lot more. over the years, he grew st. lawrence to thousands of people. he played a role in starting three more catholic parrishs here in tampa. his reach was far beyond the church. over six decades here, he became one of the best known clergymen,
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boards. in the locker room as well as the owner's suite so it's not surprising that this morning, the eulogyist will be a couple of well known local figures including bob martinez and former head coach tony dungy. steinbrenners are expected to be here to pay respects. he was a pastor here for 49 years. the funeral will begin at 11:30 this morning. the procession to memories is about seven miles away. we understand, depending on the weather, right, because it's still raining out here. they're expecting 500 cars to be involved in that procession so law enforcement officers, they have a lot of work ahead and they've been planning for this for quite some time. we'll continue covering this story all morning long and at 7:30 this morning, we're going t speak with father chuck about the planning and, you know, just to talk about monsignor higgins,
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impact he leaves behind in the bay area. >>laura: stay safe out there. thank you. >>russell: it's 6:39 right now and the orange county sheriff's office is releasing 911 calls made during the attack on the pulse nightclub. >>laura: and walter allen is in studio with the emotional audio and the controversy surrounding the release of these tapes and i remember the accounts of the first responders. the one thing that haunted them was responding in the dark in this nightclub and seeing the phones light up with mom or it haunts me, too, thinking about that. it's something we talked about in the hours and the days after the pulse nightclub shooting. the calls show mounting frustration during the throw-hour standoff. many were texting, calling people trapped inside with the shooter. >> yes. my brother just texted me right now. he said he's in there and there's been a shooting and there's a lot of people dead. >> i'm not in the club anymore. there's a whole bunch of cops
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>> more than 10. i can tell you that. >> did you hear anything after the gunshots? >> no. >> no? >>reporter: sheriff dispatchers remained calm. they told callers to stay in place until deputies arrived in scene. one dispatcher urged a caller not to return a text to his friend who was shot three times hiding in a bathroom. some wondered why it took so long for officers to go inside. we have learned people lost their lives, 50 total if you count the shooter. media groups fought to have the recordings released to the public. city of orlando claimed recordings were exempt under florida law. f.b.i. released a transcript of the shooter calls. that happened back in june. >>russell: thank you. first commercial flight between the u.s. and cuba in more than half a century scheduled to fly from fort lauderdale.
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passengers on a 72 minute journey to santa clara. more flights will follow. final flights could be announced tomorrow. >>laura: r & b singer chris brown has been released from police custody on $250,000 bail. this is after a 14-hour standoff with police. etches arrested tuesday on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. standoff ended once police were able to get a search warrant to enter h pointed a gun at her face after she got mad he complimented another guy's diamond necklace. this is not the first time brown has been in trouble with the law. in 2009 he was charged with felony assault in connection with the brutal attack on his then girlfriend rihanna. >>russell: caught on camera. seminole county woman comes face to face with a curious black bear. video shows the bear walk right
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him. at one point, you can see her knee at the bottom of the screen. she turned the video over to fish and wildlife. they say the bear's behavior demonstrates it's lost its fear of humans and they say don't ever get this close to a bear. especially if you're just trying to get video. i think she's lucky it didn't go south. >>laura: could have gone a lot of different ways. >>russell: a lot of rain out there. bridges, roads, showing us what it's doing. be really careful out there. >>laura: stay with us. dave will have the latest on this tropical depression. i never shop without a list. and at publix what's on the list also happens to be what's on sale. stuff you actually want... on sale! isn't that something? that's how i save at publix.
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-- not that there's a great time to get heavy rain like this, but this is one of the worst times because you have a morning commute going on. here is where the heaviest of the rain is. this is the veterans as you're going up to citrus park area so big time downpours there. town 'n' country, same thing. over the hillsborough portion of the howard frankland, just very, very hefty rain. that's headed up in towards the airport. all of this activity movg south to north along the coast where it continues to rain in pinellas county. this is the third wave of heavy rain at st. petersburg. this is shifting toward the north. we've seen the fair share of rain over all of the bridges this morning. and yes, even inland locations, manatee county, inland manatee county, east of 75, east of 75 in hillsborough county, all the way to plant city has experienced some heavy rain this
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to slow it down. you're talking about a system that is hundreds of miles away. watch this. see how it has been looping around, not doing much and -- it's beginning to start to drift slowly to the north and become better organized this morning. you can look at the cloud structure and seeing some outflow here on both sides, looking more and more like a tropical system. once we get a plane down there to investigate well may find a tropical storm but whether it gets a name or not, the predominant issue in our area is going to be rainfall and that's what i have to caution people. everybody focuses on the winds, the winds, the winds. but with a system making landfall in the big bend area and that's on the eastern side, that's a lot of rainfall we have to get through. see how the drier air is all but gone now? you're getting rid of some of that wind shearing and allowing
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favorable for development, what i want it to do, i wish i could just will it away, is to get it out of here quick enough. mid 80s water temperatures so there's not much to keep this from intensifying so we have to watch this hour by hour. now, 35 mile-per-hour winds and again, not much movement overnight. it's only moving north at two miles an hour. you can watch faster than that. the current forecast hasn't changed much. it was shifted just a the left with the landfall late tomorrow as a strong tropical storm. nonetheless, hurricane watches continue this morning and they're combined with tropical storm warnings so from anclote river, pasco county, all the way up to the big bend area, down to indian pass. tropical storm warnings mean 39 mile-per-hour winds or greater within the next 36 hours. pasco county, hernando county
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pinellas and hillsborough, you may not be with the tropical storm warning but you're still going to have gusty winds coming through the area for the entire coast, a flood watch. this was issued from -- it will go from 2:00 today all the way through friday. several inches of rain or more, especially along the coast and from citrus county all the way down through sarasota. this is why i tell you the biggest iac likely to be the rainfall. rainfall amounts five to 10 inches along the coast. lesser amounts as you go inland. this will be more of a coastal setup but i still think you're going to have at least some minor flooding in spots along the coastline. so high winds in areas to the north. further north you go, the gustier the winds are going to get, predominantly tomorrow. flooding, yeah. there's a high chance we're going to have to deal with some
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surge will be further to the north, but all this heavy rain is going to lead to fresh water flooding. rainfall forecast, this is just through friday at 6:00 based on one computer model, three to four inches of rain. while this is a tropical depression, forecast to become a tropical storm, tampa south, i need you to focus on the heavy rain areas to the north, same type of heavy rain. we're also going to throw in the tric mainly tomorrow as well. breezy with periods of rain today. 85 for a temp. the further inland you go, obviously the less rain you're going to get. breezy with some rain tonight, tomorrow windy with some rain and the heaviest of that to the north. based on the forecast of this making landfall late today, tomorrow night, may be out of the day on friday. get all this moisture out and then you have a holiday weekend so saturday, sunday and monday,
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>>vanessa: the biggest impact from all the rain is in pinellas county. lots of crashes and also reports of flooding and this is the biggest report of flooding we've seen thus far. this is the exit ramp off southbound 275 getting onto 54th avenue south. we've counted at least three vehicles stranded in high water and you have countless other vehicles backing up here on the actual ramp itself waiting to get past. i don't really know what they're going to do as far as getting those really back up onto the interstate and they're presumably going to let the water recede before they let the folks through. avoid this southbound 275 exit to 54th avenue south. if you're heading that way, you'll likely have to take the exit north of here which is 22nd. we'll get to the standing water report. northbound 275 once again, near 175 inside and left center lane so the two left lanes are going to be blocked.
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flooding report and so you'll want to give yourself extra time and use caution. we're continuing to watch this overturned semi crash. we're hearing there's a separate crash also northbound direction here of the skyway bridge, a little further south. that's causing some delays, backing up from the mid span and getting towards the south end of the bridge. not quite there yet. if you want, take 75. you could easily manage that. we'll keep you posted on the big incidents and as i mentioned before, you can always check for reports in between o 13 traffic. introducing dunkin's new cold brew coffee, steeped slowly in cold water for small batches with an ultra-smooth, full-bodied flavor.
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>>charley: hey. >>laura: we need to get to charley belcher. >>charley: i didn't know what was going on. i heard my little open i thought i was just talking but it makes more sense you would talk to me first. >>russell: hello. >>laura: hello. >>charley: i ruined live tv. >>russell: it's all right. >>charley: i wore my shirt to make vanessa happy, and of course she's too busy to talk to me today. >>russell: she loves it, she said. >>charley: good. doing this for vanessa and for toby hall. let's talk football. bloomingdale high school, they won the voting this week and it was a close one.
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bloomingdale. bloomingdale high school out on top. we shut off the votes at 10:00 last night. they'll get the fox 13 "good day" pep rally this friday. this weather will move through and by friday, we'll get ready for friday night football once again. now i'm going to talk about baseball because you know you've made it. russell, laura, do you have a bobble-head made of you? >>laura: no. but i'll be jealous if you do. >>charley: no. no. me, either. but y know youe made it -- >>russell: walter has one. >>charley: that is toby hall. tampa bay rays. i love this squat. that's a perfect squat. excuse me. can i show you on tv? just hold your bobble-head. there he is right there. toby hall. >>russell: there he is. >>charley: the wonderful, great toby hall. he's opened a place called tbc baseball performance center. we're inside, rain or shine. you can work on your baseball
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batting, pitching and his specialty, catching. tell you all about it and we'll have a "good day" this morning. >>russell: take care, man. >>laura: it's a big weather day. >>russell: gulf coast is under a hurricane watch and tropical storm warning. we're seeing a little flooding, too. dave and vanessa are all over it. >>dave: in fact, as we speak they just issued a flood advisory for pinellas county. i've been waiting for this to come out, several rain. there are reports that we're having on some of these roadways. what i need people to understand is just because a tropical depression or storm is going to pass to the north, we're on the eastern side of this, and we're anticipating inches of rain over the next couple of days. heavy rain along the veterans, heavy rain in st. petersburg, even inland hillsborough county so a lot to talk about. we'll continue that and we've got delays on the roads coming up as well in a couple of
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((russell- starting to turn. a tropical depression that's already startin >>russell: starting to turn. tropical depression is already starting to drench our area and some of us are already under a tropical storm warning. welcome to the 7:00 hour of "good day." i'm russell rhodes. >>laura: and i'm lau the rain from the storm is already causing traffic trouble. vanessa is following your morning commute. good morning. >>vanessa: good morning. lots of our concerns are coming out of pinellas county with flooding and crashes. if you're just waking up and joining in, we're looking at the exit ramp off 275 southbound to 54th avenue south where you can see lots of standing water. we actually have vehicles stranded in the water. we counted three at the most but you also have lots of cars backing up, trying to get off the interstate onto this


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