Thanksgiving weekend calls for great weather

It is going to be a beautiful Thanksgiving, and actually, it is going to be a fantastic week of weather for Osceola and surrounding counties. The days are going to be sunny with highs in the upper 70s to low 80s, while the nights will be clear and lows around 55 to 60 degrees. A strong cold front will drop down from the North during the first week of December, and much cooler weather will return about Dec. 2 through Dec. 6, with highs dropping into the 60s and lows in the mid 40s.

The National Weather Service recently released a survey covering a 20-year period on the greatest cause of weather-related fatalities for each state across the country, and the findings were rather interesting.

On the eastern Florida coast, there are more fatalities from rip currents. This is something that can be avoided in most cases if you stay out of the water when there are advisories in effect.

 In western Florida, the big danger is lightning, as Florida is the lightning capital of the United States. There have been three fatalities in the state this year.