What You Need To Know About The New Huntsville Sales Tax

Http://bit.ly/1dqIERN Starting March 1st, if you but something in Huntsville, you'll pay nine cents a dollar instead of eight. The extra money will pay for road projects now and for several projects slated for the future. It passed unanimously last night, but there was still a lot of talk about alternatives and a sunset provision. WAFF 48's Lauren Morrison will break that all down for you. She joins us live at the top of each hour, 5:00 and 6:00 a.m. this morning.

In case you missed our WAFF 48 Investigates report last night, we looked into an alleged case of bullying at a valley high school. A mother claims a teacher bullied her daughter because of her race. Here's the quick read for you http://bit.ly/1gKe8Yi. We'll recap it for you at 5:35 and 6:36, and let us know what you think on our WAFF 48 Facebook page.

It's somewhat mild out there this morning. It's nice, though you know it means rain will be headed our way soon.http://bit.ly/GSwBfq And we're still tracking the threat of some severe weather for your weekend. Meteorologist Lauren Jones is in for Jeff this morning. Check out her forecast in Weather On The Tens.

And Tiani's back with us this morning. She lost her voice the past few days, but she's powering through this morning. Send her a welcome back wish on Twitter (https://twitter.com/tianijones) or on her Facebook page http://on.fb.me/JOwTwg

It's Friday! And if you have a Christmas party at your office today, may it be the best ever. Secret Santa? Wait until you see who got Bill Gates as Secret Santa. That's in What's Trending at 5:25 and 6:25.

OK, I'm off to the set. Have a great day, and I'll see you on TV!

-- Jim Abath