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Tracking the tropics 🌀
Good news Tampa Bay: The latest forecast cone for Tropical Storm Eta has shifted to the west and that means we are out of it.
The storm is now stationary in the southeastern Gulf. While some strengthening is expected as it turns north again, overall it is expected to be a weaker system as it tracks north.
A weaker storm means more of a westerly track.
Even though Tropical Storm Eta is about 400 miles from Tampa Bay this morning, abundant moisture will continue to stream into Tampa Bay today.
What's the timeline for a COVID-19 vaccine? 💉
The hard truth: Science moves at its own pace.
While COVID-19 vaccines are being developed at record speeds in hope of ending the pandemic, when they’re ready for prime time depends on a long list of research steps including how many study volunteers wind up getting the coronavirus — something scientists cannot control.
Here’s a look at the process.
'Tis the season
The bell ringing and red kettles outside stores signal it's the holiday season.
The Salvation Army knows that it's going to be a challenge this year. There's less foot traffic in shopping areas, so it's anticipating less income.
But, the need is greater than ever.
Based on the increase in services because of the pandemic, the organization could serve up to 155 percent more people this year with Christmas help, putting food on the table, paying bills, providing shelter and helping put gifts under the tree.
You can find ways to help here.