It’s Friday, November 29th – and NBC 6 has the top stories you need to know for the day.
No. 1 - Another great South Florida day headed our way. Bright skies with no chance of rain is expected today.
All the sunshine helps us reach the low 80s later today. The dry skies and low 80s will last all weekend long but by Monday our next front arrives. It will bring a 30% chance of rain for Monday but cooler air arrives by Tuesday. Keep your NBC 6 app handy for First Alert Doppler 6000 and push alerts for any severe weather.
No. 2 - Although some retailers have already started marking down items and cueing the holiday music, the season will kick off in earnest this week.
Retailers are preparing for crowds of shoppers as the holidays approach, with retail sales expected to grow between 3.8% and 4.2% this year to between $727.9 billion and $730.7 billion, according to the National Retail Federation. Link here.
No. 3 - Thieves are coming up with even more sneaky ways to steal from ATM's across the U.S.
Investigators say they're dressing up as technicians and planting a device that gives them control of the machines. Banks are losing millions of dollars as a result, which could mean higher fees for customers.
No. 4 - Friday is the Christmas tree lighting on Lincoln road.
At 4 p.m. people can attend the ornament workshop and make holiday gifts for family and friends.
No. 5 - Christmas officially arrives at Bayfront Park.
On Friday families can enjoy some bright lights, shopping and food. The free event starts at 11 a.m. and runs all weekend.
No. 6 - You can celebrate the holidays at Zoo Miami.
At 7 p.m., a million bright lights in the shape of Lions, Tigers and Bears will be lit. There will also be free river boat rides and a picture with Santa.