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What you need to know for Monday, September 7, 2020

Good morning Tampa Bay! Thanks for waking up on the Brightside.

TAMPA, Fla. — Good morning Tampa Bay and happy Labor Day! 

Let's dive into today's top stories. 

Be the distant thunder ⚡

Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals will happen at 8 p.m. tonighin Edmonton. 

The Tampa Bay Lightning will take on the New York Islanders after they defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 4-0 in Game 7 of their series. 

Whoever wins in the best-of-seven series will advance to the coveted Stanley Cup Final. 

You can find the full schedule here.

RELATED: Tampa Bay Lightning to face New York Islanders in Eastern Conference Final: Full schedule announced

Tracking the tropics 🌀

While you were sleeping, two tropical depressions formed in the Atlantic. Both Tropical Depression 17 and Tropical Depression 18 are on the map.

Right now, neither storm is a threat to the U.S. 

Tropical Depression 18 is forecast to strengthen into a tropical storm later today and reach hurricane strength by Thursday. Tropical Depression 17 is also forecast to become a tropical storm today.

You can find everything you need to stay in the know this hurricane season on the 10 Tampa Bay Hurricane Headquarters page.

Your Labor Day forecast ☀️

We will have a much calmer morning than the evening that we had last night.

 A few lingering clouds will still be around early this morning, but the skies will continue to clear through the first half of the day. 

Look for mostly sunny skies into the afternoon before scattered showers and storms start to develop later this afternoon into the evening hours. 

Temperatures will be a little cooler than over the weekend with highs around 91 degrees this afternoon. 

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