Tropical storm mainly to stir up gulf waters
A tropical storm brewing in the Gulf of Mexico could impact weekend boating plans and bring an increased chance of rain heading into Sunday. "Any time we have a tropical storm in the gulf, we would tend to get some higher winds or seas," Bay News 9 meteorologist Juli Marquez said Friday. Marquez said the impact won't be felt as heavily on land, however, because the center of Tropical Storm Karen should stay well west of the Tampa Bay area. A 20 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms Saturday will tick up to 30 percent throughout the day and 40 percent Sunday evening as Karen closes in on the northern Gulf Coast, Marquez said.
Experts provide information about health care law
Still confused about the Affordable Care Act? Certified navigators will be on hand to assist those interested in learning more today at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa as part of the Tampa Bay Consortium. The event, which begins at 11 a.m. and continues until 4 p.m., will be held in the St. Joseph's Medical Arts Building at 3003 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Touted as the first enrollment event in Florida, local navigators will provide information and resources to help consumers know their options in the new health care marketplace as well as help some people sign up.