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Wednesday morning will be pleasant in the 50s and 60s.

Sunshine will be around for most of the day with clouds increasing late afternoon. High temperatures will reach the mid 80s again but it will feel nice. Our attention will shift to a strong cold front for Thursday.

Expect a round or two of strong to possibly severe thunderstorms across the area with the main threat being high wind. Behind the front, gusty wind from the west, nothwest will usher in cooler air but present dangerous boating conditions for Thursday evening into Friday.

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Highs:  Mid 80s
Lows:  Mid 60s
Rain Coverage: 0%
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Around Tampa Bay

1. Hillsborough County GOP latest group to call for audit of 2020 presidential race
Despite comments from Gov. Ron DeSantis and Secretary of State Laurel Lee that there is no need for an audit of the 2020 presidential election in Florida, the Hillsborough County Republican Executive Committee last week became the latest GOP-based group to pass a resolution making that request.

2. Demolition of the old St. Pete police headquarters underway
The entire demolition is expected to take three-to-four months. The valuable lot in the Edge district will be cleared for a new mixed-use project called Orange Station. 

3. St. Pete police, residents meet to discuss gun violence
St. Petersburg police and residents join forces to curb the rise in deadly gun violence.

4. Florida's infrastructure grades set to be released
As Florida’s population continues to grow, keeping our roads, bridges and schools up to date is important. On Wednesday, the American Society of Civil Engineers will release its infrastructure report card for the state to see how it stacks up.

5. PODCAST - Halloween: The legend of Florida's Bigfoot
Rick Elmhorst and Roy DeJesus talk with two Polk County men who have spent years pursuing the legend of Bigfoot.

Around the Nation

1. Sens. Warren, King, Wyden introduce minimum corporate tax proposal

2. Crew-3 astronauts arrive on Space Coast ahead of SpaceX launch

3. FDA panel endorses Pfizer vaccine for kids 5-11

4. President Biden stumps for Va. Gov. candidate McAuliffe: ‘Show up for democracy’

Quote of the Day

John DeRosa lives alone in his intimate mobile home in Lakeland’s Lake Deeson Village. A native Brooklynite and Vietnam veteran, he’s got a major health care issue — his teeth. DeRosa, 76, can’t afford to do what is necessary to take care of himself right now. Between his monthly pension and Social Security checks, he takes home about $2,500 a month.

His situation could be helped, though, if a proposal that would expand Medicare to begin covering dental, vision and hearing gets included in President Joe Biden’s budget reconciliation bill.