Heather Monahan, WFLA NEWS

Heather Monahan


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Recent articles by Heather:

‘Cold’ weather coming to Tampa Bay

Cooler air is headed toward the Tampa Bay area soon – and while some parts of the United States are dealing with snow and truly cold weather, the drop in temperatures here will likely feel chilly to Floridians. → Read More

Tropical Storm Nicole timeline: When will Tampa Bay feel impacts?

Hurricane and storm surge watches have already been issued for Florida’s east coast, with the National Hurricane Center forecasting a landfall some time Wednesday night. While Nicole is expected to make landfall on the Atlantic coast, people living along the Gulf Coast and in Tampa Bay will still feel impacts. → Read More

Florida Election Day: What you need to know

Election Day is here and in just a few hours, polls will close and results will start coming in to let voters know who will represent them as elected officials. → Read More

Tropics could have impact on Election Day weather in Florida

Tuesday is Election Day across the country, but it’s also still hurricane season for voters living in the southeast – and there may be something to keep an eye on as you head to the polls. → Read More

Did Hurricane Ian impact Florida’s latest red tide bloom?

It’s been a month since Hurricane Ian made landfall in southwest Florida, and red tide is now back along the Gulf Coast. → Read More

WATCH: Ron DeSantis, Charlie Crist meet in Florida’s only governor debate

The two main candidates running for Florida governor will meet face-to-face on the debate stage for the first and only time Monday night. → Read More

Tampa Bay voter guide: What to know before you vote

The 2022 midterm election is just weeks away, and many voters living in the Tampa Bay area can already cast their ballots to make their voices hear on who they want representing them. → Read More

How to watch Florida governor debate between Ron DeSantis, Charlie Crist

Gov. Ron DeSantis and former Rep. Charlie Crist will meet for their first and only debate on Monday ahead of Florida’s gubernatorial election next month. → Read More

WATCH: Marco Rubio, Val Demings meet in Florida’s only US Senate debate

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and former U.S. Representative Val Demings will face each other in Florida’s only U.S. Senate debate Tuesday at 7 p.m. to talk about their accomplishments in office and let voters know where they stand on controversial issues. → Read More

How to watch US Senate debate between Marco Rubio, Val Demings

Marco Rubio and Val Demings will meet for their first and only debate on Tuesday as they face off for the opportunity to represent Florida in the U.S. Senate. → Read More

Nexstar and WFLA donate $25K to Hurricane Ian relief

After Hurricane Ian hit the coast of southwest Florida and moved up across the state, people all over came together to help those impacted by the storm. → Read More

Could Hurricane Ian become a Category 5 storm?

Hurricane Ian is moving onshore in Florida, taking aim at the state’s southwestern coast as a powerful Category 4 storm, just shy of Category 5 strength. → Read More

Hurricane Ian pushing water out along Bayshore Boulevard, Hillsborough River

As the monstrous Hurricane Irma approached Florida’s west coast in September 2017, Tampa Bay was emptied of water as strong offshores winds pushed the water into the Gulf of Mexico. Could Ian do the same? → Read More

Remembering Queen Elizabeth’s 1991 visit to Tampa

As people around the world mourn the loss of Queen Elizabeth II, who died Thursday at the age of 96, many are sharing memories of encounters they had with the queen during her 70 years on the throne. One of the memories being shared in the Tampa Bay area is Queen Elizabeth’s trip to the City of Tampa in the early 90s. → Read More

Tracking the Tropics: 4 disturbances being monitored in Atlantic

As we near the end of August, the tropics are starting to show signs of life after an unusually-long stretch of no activity. → Read More

Artemis I forecast: Weather 70% chance for go during launch window

In just a few days, NASA will take a major step in its plan to send the United States back to the moon when it attempts to launch Artemis I — and as of Thursday evening, it seems the weather will cooperate with that plan. → Read More

Florida election results: Aug. 23 primary

Florida voters are heading to the polls Tuesday to make their voices heard in several important primary races. → Read More

System in Gulf has low formation chances, NHC says

The tropical wave that was being monitored off the coast of Africa has dissipated, but the National Hurricane Center is now keeping an eye on a system in the Gulf of Mexico that could be a rainmaker for parts of the coast. → Read More

Florida Saharan dust: Is it normal to see plumes this late?

We’re officially a month away from the peak of hurricane season but, aside from a tropical wave with low development chances, the tropics remain quiet. → Read More

Grill explodes in man’s face in Pasco County: fire rescue officials

Fire rescue officials say a medical helicopter had to be called in Pasco County on Wednesday evening when a grill exploded in a man’s face. → Read More