The Daily Mix: A Closer Look at the Top Stories for Thursday, Sept. 13

What to Know

  • Welcome to Thursday, South Florida – and NBC 6 has you covered with the top stories you need to know for the day.

Welcome to Thursday, South Florida – and NBC 6 has you covered with the top stories you need to know for the day.

Weather wise, the hot weather continues into the middle of September with an occasional afternoon shower and high temperatures in the low 90s.

No. 1 – North Carolina begins to feel effects of Hurricane Florence

While the system has gone down to a Category 2 storm, winds of over 110 miles per hour are expected as it makes landfall over the next 36 hours – potentially stalling at one point and dropping over three feet of rain potentially in the area.

NBC 6’s Jamie Guirola is in the area and will bring reports throughout the day – and you can always check the latest forecast for all the activity in the Atlantic and Caribbean with the NBC 6 Hurricane Season 2018 page.

No. 2 – Less ride sharing options on Miami Beach?

If the city has its way, the answer would be yes. Commissioners voted Wednesday to ask the state to cap the number of cars from companies like Uber and Lyft, citing concerns over the amount of traffic.

A similar measure was enacted in New York City last month – however, the state of Florida has the final say over whether such a measure would be approve here.

No. 3 – Americans love to splurge with their money: Study

We're spending nearly $3,000 a year on things like eating out according to BankRate.com, which says 38 percent of Americans dine out or pick up meals at least three times a week, and 28 percent play the lottery at least once a week.

No. 4 – Macy’s hiring thousands ahead of holiday season

‘Tis the season to start thinking about purchasing everything on the wish lists for your friends and family – and the retail giant is looking to hire 80,000 temporary employees for the season, jobs that could include bonuses for certain goals met.

No. 5 – Miami Heat legends opening new restaurant

They are the only two people to play on all three of the Heat’s title teams – now, Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem are heading into the pizza game as they opening “800 Degrees”, a wood fire kitchen in Aventura.

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