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Your DayStarter: Today's weather (ready for rain?), an obit for a former first lady of Florida — and finding a kidney donor on Tinder

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with President Barack Obama today at the White House. [Abir Sultan | via the Associated Press]

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with President Barack Obama today at the White House. [Abir Sultan | via the Associated Press]

Keep your umbrella handy today. WTSP 10Weather predicts high temperatures around 82 around Tampa Bay today with a 50 percent chance of rain, mainly scattered showers and thunderstorms developing during the afternoon. Tonight's low was forecast at 76, with similar rain chances. Check the current conditions in your neighborhood at tampabay.com/weather.

• Former Florida first lady Rhea Chiles, wife of the late governor Lawton Chiles, died Sunday at 84. This morning you can read about her influence on 'Walkin' Lawton'.

• Looking for a feel-good story to get your Monday and your week off on the right foot? How about the story of how a woman found a kidney donor match through a chance encounter on the dating app Tinder?

• Here are the top things to do in Tampa Bay this week, including the Broadway hit Newsies at the Straz Center and Ribfest perfuming Vinoy Park while Bret Michaels rocks the stage.

Thomas Bassinger breaks down the film today from Sunday's Bucs game against the Giants and assesses the turning point. Look for it by lunchtime at tampabay.com/bucs.

• President Barack Obama will meet today with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House. Netanyahu also is scheduled to speak at the American Enterprise Institute. Watch for developments at tampabay.com/news.

Your DayStarter: Today's weather (ready for rain?), an obit for a former first lady of Florida — and finding a kidney donor on Tinder 11/09/15 [Last modified: Monday, November 9, 2015 7:55am]
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