A penny saved is a penny earned...or part of tuition

The birthday boy standing in Debby's waves
The birthday boy standing in Debby's waves

How gorgeous was it outside last night?! For those of you who were down at GABP to see our Reds take out the Brewers (3-1), you were definitely set up for perfect baseball weather!

Our favorite weather gal, Katy Morgan, is telling us to enjoy the cool(ish) temperatures before the real heat picks back up again later on this week. Skies will remain sunny today with highs around 80 degrees and a light breeze.

For a complete seven-day forecast and your current weather conditions, be sure to check out Katy all morning long starting at 4 AM.

If anyone were to get stuck in a tropical storm, why not let it be a meteorologist? Frank Marzullo headed down to the sunshine state over the weekend to celebrate his (24th) birthday only to end up smack dab in the middle of tropical storm DebbyRob Williams and Tracey Johnson will have the very latest on this snail-speed storm starting at 4:30 AM.

FYI, Frank is safe and on his way back to the tri-state. You can check out his first-hand pictures of tropical storm Debby on the FOX19 Facebook page!

Another big project is about to be underway in Over-the-Rhine as part of the latest step in the neighborhood's revitalization. Dan Wells will be live this morning with more information on OTR's newest housing development.

Big budget issues in Cincinnati could wind up costing you a pretty penny. The Budget and Finance Committee voted 5-1 last night to raise property taxes to pay for capital projects. Brad Underwood is live at 5 AM with more details.

Speaking of a pretty penny, one Indiana woman collected 500,000 of them to help her goddaughter pay for college. Faith Hammock said she collected them anyway she could, even by picking them off the streets! Her hard work and penny-pinching habits definitely paid off because her goddaughter is headed to IU in the fall!

For those of you who have kids heading off to college and didn't save your change like Faith, student loan rates will be doubling if a deal isn't reached by the end of this week. Tune-in during the 7 AM hour for basic tips for borrowers trying to navigate their way through the student loan chaos.

Last but definitely not least, we have a lot of special guests joining our show today including a local student who was recently recognized in D.C. for his community service efforts, spice expert Rita Heikenfeld and two cast members from the Million Dollar Quartet!

You can hear all of these stories and much more during the FOX19 Morning News followed by the Morning Xtra!