Josh Fiallo - Breaking Reporter

Breaking Reporter

Those who live outside of our state love to joke that Florida doesn't have seasons, but I disagree. No, our leaves don't change colors in the fall. We don't have to spend our winters shoveling away snow. But anybody that's lived here knows that June through November is hurricane season, and I'll be here every day to keep you informed about all tropical activity before and after it reaches our state. I also hope to be your go-to for weather stories that matter to you throughout the entire year — from cold fronts to dry spells. I grew up in Zephyrhills, went to college at USF and have lived in Tampa Bay for all 21 years of my life. If you can't tell by that alone, I love it here and plan to stay.

  1. Rain picks up in the early morning of Hurricane Elsa, Wednesday, July 7, 2021, in Westchase. No tropical system is expected to strike Tampa Bay this weekend, but rain chances will be as high as 80 percent on Sunday because of a tropical disturbance off Florida's east coast.
  2. Curtis James, 43, of Tampa, is accused of shooting and killing another man at a Town 'N Country intersection.
  3. Residents wait at Element Tampa hours after a main water line burst in the tower on July 16. The building owner hopes to have residents back into the building on Monday.
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  5. Michael Godfrey Evans of Lakeland was arrested in a fatal shooting outside a Tampa motel.
  6. Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on Wednesday, Jan. 6 in Washington, D.C..
  7. Tampa Bay will continue to be wet and hot for the next week, much like it was last August when Bryshere Johnson, then 2, laughed as he discovered Dell Homes Park's splash area.
  8. A Hernando duo was arrested Friday after a botched home invasion where they beat the homeowner. Left is Jonathan Rowe III, 35. Right is Bonnie Hartmann, 44.
  9. Three men are wanted for using a stolen truck to break into an ATM in Clearwater.
  10. Missing children (from left to right): One-month-old Clifford McNeil, 12-year-old Jerreece Mitchell Jr., and 8-year-old Joi Mitchell.
  11. Michael Murphy, 32, of Brooksville faces charges, according to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office.
  12. Cal Henderson first won election as sheriff with the endorsement of his predecessor, Walter Heinrich.
  13. A Fort Myers man was arrested Thursday morning for stealing an alligator and then beating it, police say.
  14. Deputies arrested 51-year-old Tabitha Kaye Iverson and 42-year-old Christine Anne Iverson for keeping over 80 animals in "neglectful conditions."
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  16. For the second time in under a month, an illegally parked car has become stranded off the Courtney Campbell Causeway.
  17. os manifestantes bloquean la autopista Dale Mabry en solidaridad con las protestas en curso en Cuba en Tampa el martes 13 de julio de 2021.
  18. A group of protesters march along Dale Mabry Highway Tuesday in Tampa. The group gathered in solidarity with protests in Cuba occurring in Cuba.
  19. Palm leaves lay on the ground following heavy rain and wind from Tropical Storm Elsa, Wednesday, July 7, 2021 in Westchase.
  20. High winds due to Tropical Storm Eta, along Bayshore Blvd on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020 in Tampa.
  21. A man watches as Tropical Storm Elsa whips up the Gulf of Mexico in Cedar Key on Wednesday morning. The storm made landfall about 11 a.m. Wednesday in Taylor County, according to the National Hurricane Center. Storm warnings remained in effect for parts of Florida's west coast.
  22. A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite captured this view of Tropical Storm Elsa churning off the coast of west Florida early Wednesday.
  23. Palm trees blow in the wind in front of an overcast Tampa skyline before Tropical Storm Elsa approaches the area on Tuesday, July 6, 2021.