SARASOTA, Fla. -- It's Christmas Eve, which is crunch time anyone who still has Christmas presents to buy. And there's nothing like a tight deadline to keep people focused. At the Mall at University Town Center, they made it even easier for shoppers, rolling out a free app this week that helps shoppers find their way around the mall, plan shopping trips, save favorite stores, and find special deals.
Winds will be brisk today as an approaching cold front gets closer by afternoon. There is a slight risk that the type of the severe weather that struck parts of the deep south could brush north Florida but the Suncoast should not see damaging storms. We could, however, see thunderstorms and gusty winds as the front moves past later today. Our rain chance is 70%.
Christmas decorations, presents and festivities are part of the holiday celebration, but for some Suncoast residents this time of year is about surviving the holidays and fighting off a form of depression, that is referred to as the holiday blues.