Morning report: Your traffic, weather and Friday happenings

Andy Vernick, left, from Annapolis, Md., walks along the boardwalk at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary near the Lettuce Lakes that are full of water Tuesday. Due to a wet winter, water levels at Corkscrew Swamp Santuary are higher than normal. washing out wood stork nesting, according to Ed Carlson, executive director of the sanctuary. A because of colder than usual weather, shiny cowbirds have been appearing at the sanctuary feeders for the first time in five years. Lexey Swall/Staff

Andy Vernick, left, from Annapolis, Md., walks along the boardwalk at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary near the Lettuce Lakes that are full of water Tuesday. Due to a wet winter, water levels at Corkscrew Swamp Santuary are higher than normal. washing out wood stork nesting, according to Ed Carlson, executive director of the sanctuary. A because of colder than usual weather, shiny cowbirds have been appearing at the sanctuary feeders for the first time in five years. Lexey Swall/Staff

Here's a quick look at this morning's traffic conditions in Southwest Florida and the day ahead.

■ Traffic:Roadways were clear as of 7:15 a.m.

■ Southwest Florida weather: A nice warming trend starts Friday, and sunshine returns to the area on Saturday and Sunday. Expect some clouds and lingering rain today with high temperatures reaching the mid to upper 70s. CLICK HERE for the forecast.

■Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary will celebrate World Wetlands Day with a three-day festival starting today and running through Sunday. The festival combines fun with serious intent, giving visitors an opportunity to discover the connection between Corkscrew and the health of the greater Everglades’ waters and wildlife. Admission to the Sanctuary is $12 for adults, $4 for students ages 6 to 18. Children younger than 6 are free. Information: 239-348-9151

■ The Florida Health Choices Board of Directors will hold its annual meeting, as it tries to move forward with a long-discussed plan to offer an online marketplace where people can buy health services. It’s at 11 a.m., Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal Blvd., Orlando.

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