Good morning, Tampa Bay. Here’s what you need to know today.
Your Weather Planner (NEED UPDATE)
Grab the jacket — it’s a chilly start this morning. Even with sunny skies today will be on the chilly side with high temperatures struggling to get past 60 degrees.
||Highs: Low 60s
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Around Tampa Bay
1. Pfizer Denies Vaccine Production Problem After DeSantis Says Shipments are Delayed (NEED UPDATE)
Two days after Florida’s governor claimed the next two weeks of COVID vaccine shipments from Pfizer were “on hold,” the drug company stated it is having no problems with production or distribution.
2. EF-2 Tornado Confirmed in Pinellas County (NEED UPDATE)
It was the first EF-2 or stronger to touch down in the area since 1992. Spectrum Bay News 9 meteorologists tracked its precise path and break it down for you, minute by minute.
3. Hillsborough Code Enforcement Out To “Stay Ahead of Virus” (NEED UPDATE)
As COVID-19 cases tick up and local governments prove tighter mask mandates, code enforcement in Hillsborough County has launched a campaign to make sure businesses are complying.
Around the Nation
1. Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, The 2nd Authorized In The US, Preparing To Ship Out
2. Deal On Fed Powers Removes Obstacle To Agreement On Covid Relief
3. General Sorry For “Miscommunication” Over Vaccine Shipments
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Quote of the Day
Cars started lining up the night before Pasco County’s 26th Annual Holiday Food Giveaway. Pasco County Tax Collector Mike Fasano and other county officials organized it. He says his office charity raised $25,000 for food, knowing this year would be busier than usual.