Miami’s Top 5: What you should know Thursday


1. Health insurance rates in South Florida through the new federally run online marketplaces will be among the lowest in the state.

2. Popular Swedish retailer H&M opens at noon Thursday at the Pembroke Lakes Mall in Pembroke Pines, joining other South Florida locations in the Aventura Mall and on Lincoln Road in South Beach.

3. A final budget hearing on staffing and compensation for Miami police will begin after 5 p.m. Thursday.

4. Three new taco shops want to stuff you in South Beach. Taco Belly is a lunch-only, weekday-only taqueria inside the Pubbelly Group’s PB Steak in the Sunset Harbour neighborhood. Two other taquerias – Huahua’s on Lincoln Road and TeQuiztlan on Bay Road— are nearby.

5. A dry start will turn into a wet end on Thursday, with the rain chance at 50 percent and the forecast of afternoon and evening storms. And it’ll be hot, with highs over 90 and a heat index of 99. Better news ahead: Rain chance Friday and Saturday is 20 percent

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