It's umbrella and overcoat weather
A cold front is expected to bring a good chance of showers to the Tampa Bay area today, followed by chilly temperatures. Rain chances today are 60 percent. Temperatures should reach the high 60s early, then are expected to drop dramatically as the cold front moves in. Lows tonight will be in the upper 30s in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties and could approach freezing in Pasco and Hernando counties. The cold is expected to last through the weekend and into next week. "We're going to have a prolonged stretch of cold weather," said Eric Oglesby, a National Weather Service forecaster.
Police get a lead in vicious beating
Police said they've identified the source of wristband found on a woman who was severely beaten and likely left to drown near Coquina Key. But they're not naming the place that handed out the band, as detectives continue investigating what they're calling an attempted homicide. The 38-year-old victim was found at 7:50 a.m. Saturday, badly beaten and partly clothed, in a bayou at the Coquina Key dog park, 3595 Locust St. SE. Passers-by found the woman. Police released a photo of the wristband Wednesday, hoping to identify its issuer. They got the information they needed after a tipster saw a photo of the wristband online and called, according to police spokesman Bill Proffitt. The victim, who has not been publicly identified, remains hospitalized and was last reported in critical condition. Anyone with information about this case was asked to call police at (727) 893-7780. Anonymous tipsters can call (727) 892-5000 or text police at (727) 420-8911.