It's been very sunny for the last few days but is about to get wild. According to the Tampa Bay Weather, residents will experience a high of 70 degrees and a low of 50 degrees. But, keep an umbrella in the car because several areas of Florida are expecting lots of rain and thunderstorm.
A lot of rain is expected in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Tampa, and a "marginal weather threat" was identified for parts of northern Florida. This means you have to be extra cautious when driving basically anywhere across the state. It's important to take additional precaution when driving in heavy rain as hydroplaning can occur. Also, be aware of tornado warnings - Florida has been known to get tornadoes out of the blue.
But, thunderstorms and lightning are the biggest threat. Stay away from open areas and stay indoors when possible. It's recommended to avoid the beach as the currents will be strong and the water will be choppy.
The weather will get a little cool during the evening but everything will be back to normal on Thursday morning.
Miami and Fort Lauderdale are expected to get between 1.5 to 2 inches of rain until Wednesday evening. Up to an inch of rain will fall in Northeast Florida. Floridians will definitely need some rain boots these upcoming hours.
The Storm Prediction Center has introduced a low-end, marginal severe weather risk valid for Thursday for much of south Alabama and northwest Florida... Looking at the latest model data, I would say this is on the lower end of "low risk." We'll keep you posted. pic.twitter.com/XRTCivwUvl
"The fact that a new species like this could be found in a fragment of endangered forest in the middle of the city underscores the importance of preserving these ecosystems before we lose not only what we know, but also what is still to be discovered," said Frank Ridgley, DVM, Zoo Miami's conservation & veterinary services manager. "Venoms of related species have been found to contain compounds with potential use as pain medications and cancer treatments."
The new species has not been documented anywhere else but the pine rockland fragments around the zoo. Only about 1.5% of the pine rocklands outside Everglades National Park are actually left in Miami-Dade County, leading researchers to believe the species may already be near extinction.
To-go cocktails might have been the only good thing to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it seems like they're here to stay in the state of Florida.
Governor Ron DeSantis ordered that beer, wine, and cocktails could be made to-go in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 back in March of 2020, and he has been a supporter of making it a permanent thing ever since.
This list will show you some of the most romantic spots in the Sunshine State to help you plan a magical summer getaway — and yes, the majority of them are beachside so be sure to pack your swimsuit and towel.
Why You Need To Go: A romantic getaway isn't complete without an incredible hotel, and the Don CeSar might be the best in the state. Resting on the shore, this beautiful pink hotel offers jaw-dropping beach views and luxurious rooms.