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The DayStarter: A good day for umbrellas, raincoats and boots as Hillary Clinton visits St. Pete

Storms move over Tampa Bay and the St. Petersburg waterfront near Albert Whitted Airport, Thursday morning, 8/4/16.
Storms move over Tampa Bay and the St. Petersburg waterfront near Albert Whitted Airport, Thursday morning, 8/4/16.
Published Aug. 8, 2016

Heavy rain and potential flooding is on the radar for the next few days, and some counties could see 6 to 12 inches of rain overall, according to 10Weather WTSP. Expect early storms today and cloudy skies at least through Wednesday. Highs will hover in the mid-to-upper 80s.

• Hillary Clinton is scheduled to be in St Petersburg this afternoon to "outline her plan to make the biggest investment in good-paying jobs since World War II during her first 100 days in office." The event is set for The Coliseum, 535 4th Avenue North, St. Petersburg. It starts at 3:30 but doors open at 1:30. Members of the public interested in attending should RSVP here. Follow Times political editor Adam C. Smithon Twitter (@adamsmithtimes) for coverage.

[10Weather WTSP forecast | Tap to enlarge]

• Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is set to deliver an economic speech today to the prestigious Detroit Economic Club in his effort to step past his spats over the past 10 days with the Muslim American parents of a slain Army captain and the leaders of a Republican Party he has promised to unite. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton will address the club on Thursday.

• Plan your week! Here are the top things to do this week around Tampa Bay, including country superstar Brad Paisley in Tampa and Fetish Con returning to the Hilton in downtown St. Petersburg.

• No boat, no problem. There are plenty of fishing piers around Tampa Bay, and many of them are free and open for long stretches of the day (if not 24/7). Look for a rundown of some of the best later this morning at tampabay.com/sports.