TAMPA -- The sun peeked through the clouds briefly this morning as crowds walked to the venue of what will be an abbreviated Republican National Convention in downtown Tampa.
Not for long:
Great swirls of rainbands from Tropical Storm Isaac, which is strengthening in the Gulf, are heading our way.
The storm has already truncated the convention and forced changes in the Florida delegation's plans, since it is staying a long way from the convention venue, and officials did not want to risk the possibility of high winds on the bridges.
So, today's action will just be pro forma and the convention is slated to reconvene Tuesday with a full complement of delegates to nominate former Gov. Mitt Romney and his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan.