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Your DayStarter: It might not rain today, but don't blame us if it does and you didn't bring an umbrella. Also: 'Mockingjay' and our Bolts podcast

Natalie Dormer as Cressida, left, and Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2," which opens in select theaters in Tampa Bay this weekend. (Murray Close/Lionsgate via AP)

Natalie Dormer as Cressida, left, and Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2," which opens in select theaters in Tampa Bay this weekend. (Murray Close/Lionsgate via AP)

Pack an umbrella. The day starts off with patches of light rain that build to afternoon and evening showers and storms, with a high in the low 80s, according to WTSP 10Weather.

• House Republicans are set to bring up their bill taking a hard-line approach to the vetting process of Iraqi and Syrian refugees seeking to resettle in the United States. House Democrats are planning to introduce a leadership-endorsed proposal that provides for security without completely blocking Syrian refugees from entering the United States. We'll have links to today's developments at tampabay.com/news.

• You can get a jump on weekend lines for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 by seeing it today when it opens at select showings around the Tampa Bay area. Film critic Steve Persall says rather than coast through the last film in the franchise, Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence "makes every moments as Katniss count."

• Beat writer Joe Smith recaps the Lightning's recent play and looks ahead in the latest Lightning Strikes podcast, available at tampabay.com/lightning.

• Lift a glass, you lovers of fruity red wine, for today (the third Thursday of November) is the day Beaujolais nouveau arrives. And just as reliably, the snarking over the Beaujolais nouveau craze begins. Food critic Laura Reiley notes that "this fruity quaff pairs nicely with Thanksgiving fare." She also has some local tastings and wine dinners you can check out.

Here are the top things to do today, including rockers Night Rangers in an unplugged show at Clearwater's Capitol Theatre and The Walking Dead's Emily Kinney making a stop at Ruth Eckerd Hall to support her third album, This is War. The Times' Chelsea Tatum, a devout Walking Dead fan, talked with Kinney about her singing career and her post-zombie life.

Your DayStarter: It might not rain today, but don't blame us if it does and you didn't bring an umbrella. Also: 'Mockingjay' and our Bolts podcast 11/19/15 [Last modified: Thursday, November 19, 2015 9:14am]
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