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Your DayStarter: The weather (muggy), Pope Francis' address to Congress and help with your weekend date night

Janet Jackson in concert this month at the American Airlines Arena in Miami.  [Associated Press]


Janet Jackson in concert this month at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. [Associated Press]

Skies will be sunny this morning with temperatures in the mid 70s, but look for storms to begin this afternoon and continue through the evening. It'll be a hot one, with highs in the upper 80s and plenty of humidity as the storm system passes through, according to WTSP 10Weather.

• Pope Francis addresses Congress at 10 a.m., and Times Washington Bureau Chief Alex Leary will be there reporting. Follow @learyreports for his updates; follow the scene in and around the pope's visit in our live stream at tbtim.es/pope. Meanwhile, the pontiff's foray into politics has left some Republicans uncomfortable.

• Are you feeling any differently about the Bucs after last weekend's win? What will Week 3 against the Texans bring? The Times' Greg Auman will answer your questions during a live chat starting at 10 a.m. Join the conversation.

• The rundown of the top things to do in Tampa Bay today is full of bold-faced names, including Janet Jackson in Tampa and Billy Idol in Clearwater. Jobsite Theater has three satiric shorts by the Oscar-winning screenwriter Ethan Coen in Almost An Evening.

• Date night approaches, so get a jump on things and see what our critics suggest for the weekend ahead. In the lineup: super boats off Clearwater Beach, Broadway's Once, St. Pete's first Food & Wine Fest and Busch Gardens' Howl-O-Scream.

Your DayStarter: The weather (muggy), Pope Francis' address to Congress and help with your weekend date night 09/24/15 [Last modified: Thursday, September 24, 2015 4:30pm]
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