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The DayStarter: Expect sunny skies today — and Pearl Jam; also, a new tool that could save your life in a car accident

Temperatures should start creeping upas the work week gets off to a start, according to 10Weather WTSP. High pressure will be the dominant player in our weather pattern resulting in sunny, dry, and above average temps for Monday and Tuesday.

• A New Port Richey man saw one too many cases of people drowning after driving their cars into a pond or lake, so he designed a cross that hangs on a car's rear view mirror, but that doubles as a tool to cut your seat belt and bash your window should you ever be in that awful predicament. Our reporter Thad Moore talked to him about the idea and how he plans to promote it.

• Secretary of State John Kerry and the other foreign ministers of the Group of Seven continue their meetings in Hiroshima, Japan, site of an atomic bombing during World War II. The discussions include how to defeat the Islamic State group.

• Before Pearl Jam takes the stage tonight in Tampa's Amalie Arena, read here why our pop music critic Jay Cridlin says they are a lock for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year: A pre-Internet behemoth whose music and videos shaped pop culture, and who consistently stuck to their artistic values.

• Get out your calendar and plan your week. Here are the the top things to do this week around Tampa Bay, including Spamalot as this year's American Stage in the Park production, Clearwater's Sugar Sand Festival of sculpting and the Mainsail Art Festival returns.

• It's Mock Draft Monday. Staff writer Matt Baker brings you up to date on the latest projections for the Bucs and the top state college players this morning at tampabay.com/sports.

[10Weather WTSP]

[10Weather WTSP]

The DayStarter: Expect sunny skies today — and Pearl Jam; also, a new tool that could save your life in a car accident 04/11/16 [Last modified: Monday, April 11, 2016 11:45am]
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