Monday...Ugh!

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ABC-7 Weather from WWSB, Sarasota 

After a long stretch of record heat for SWFL going back to last week, temperatures will finally back off a bit to start the new work week today. We'll start our Monday dry, with early morning temperatures in the lower 70s. Under mainly sunny skies temperatures will rise quickly, but don't expect a repeat of this weekends record warmth. Instead highs will be near average, ranging from the upper 80s at the beaches to the lower 90s inland. Showers and storms will bubble up along the sea breeze as it works inland this afternoon. Coverage and intensity however are not expected to match Sunday's widespread drenching storms. Rather expect isolated to scattered rain, mainly impacting communities east of the interstate. Rain will begin shortly after 3 p.m., lasting through sunset. After midnight skies will clear out, giving way to another fairly quiet night all around. Lows will be in the lower 70s.A front will approach the area as we head into the second half of the work week. Winds will start to push onshore ahead of the front on Tuesday, leaving the region with mainly dry conditions. Highs will be in the lower 90s. Skies will turn cloudy as the front approaches Wednesday, with a few showers arriving by the evening. Heavy rain and storms will look to spread into the region overnight Wednesday lasting into and through Thursday. While the main threat will be for torrential rainfall, a few stronger storms packing gusty winds will be possible as well

.Dry conditions will settle back in behind the front for Friday and Saturday, with rain chances returning by the second half of the weekend. 

Prepare yourself for the latest coffee trend that will either dazzle or disgust you!


  • The Truman Cafe in Australia has the internet buzzing over 'Avocado Lattes' 
  • It's being called the new 'Unicorn Frappuccino' by some on social media
  • The power of creating social media buzz may now trump product quality.

Just when you thought you had seen it all with the Unicorn Frappuccino from Starbucks, we submit the newest hipster trend in the world of coffee … avocado lattes.

An Australian cafe posted a video of an avocado latte on Instagram, which shows a barista pouring hot milk into an avocado shell filled with black coffee, and the buzz was insane. Reactions have been mixed, varying from “amazing” to “foul and gross.” With the video going viral however, the café can confidently proclaim mission accomplished.

The avocado latte is only the latest in a long list of inventive coffee variations that have become sensations, including:

  • The now-famous Unicorn Frappuccino 
  • Meringue Coffee 
  • Spiced Turmeric Lattes 
  • "Bulletproof Coffee" (made with butter instead of milk)

All have created buzz in the world on online java.

An eight-year-old girl who was born with a vision problem that was corrected is working to ensure less fortunate kids get the eye care they need.


When Ella Osborne was just a few weeks old, she was diagnosed with an abnormality in her eye - an amblyopia known as lazy eye. But because her doctor caught it early, she got the help she needed. The Beaverton, Oregon tot wore corrective patches over one eye and got her first pair of glasses at two years old.

Last year when she was seven, Ella realized some kids with vision problems can’t afford to get the help they need, so she started working with the Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation and has been helping to raise awareness for their cause. She even spoke at a state senate hearing this year to help get a bill passed that would get free eye exams for Oregon students.

Ella has also organized a Vision Fun Run that raised enough money for 71 pair of glasses for kids in need. “If you're trying to sit in the classroom and you can't hear anything or you can't see the blackboard, it's like really confusing,” she says. “It makes me feel good when I see people, like, get the glasses and actually see things.”

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Kitty learns the easy way for her to open her food container.

If you think you have 'teen lingo' down, you're probably mistaken.


  • 73% of teens have access to a smartphone.
  • 71% have more than one social media account.
  • Text codes and teen lingo are constantly changing and parents have resources to stay informed.

Admit it parents, sometimes we think that we are WAY MORE in touch than we actually are when it comes to teen speak. You may have ‘LOL’ and ‘BRB’ down pat, but looking deeper into your teen’s text messages and social media posts may leave your head spinning.

While most texting codes are completely innocent, some child safety experts warn that there can more than meets the eye. Some lingo might double as code for suicidal thoughts, bullying, sex and drugs.

'Bark' is an online safety platform that analyzes 10-million teen messages per month across text, email, Instagram, Snapchat, and YouTube. Here’s a current list of the top “sneaky” terms that teens use – see how many you know:

  • 53X = sneaky way to type "sex"
  • KMS = kill myself
  • LH6 = let’s have sex
  • CD9 = code 9, parents around
  • GNOC = get naked on camera.
  • WTTP = want to trade photos?
  • LMIRL = let’s meet in real life
  • IWSN = I want sex now
  • PAL= parents are listening
  • TWD = texting while driving
  • GYPO = get your pants off

Experts agree that awareness is key in the constantly evolving world of teen lingo. They suggest checking websites like Netlingo to stay up to date.

Thought Starters…

  • There has to be no quicker way to annoy your teenager than using lingo like “lit” and “icy” in everyday conversation. What term or text code caught you completely off guard?
  • What was some of your 'teen speak' growing up? We’ve come a long way from “psych” and “sweet.”
  • How far do you go as a parent in terms of monitoring texts and social media posts? Any safe apps you use to monitor your teen’s safety?

Source: USA Today

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