Waterspout reported off Longboat Key Friday afternoon

SARASOTA, Fla. - A tornado warning has expired for Manatee and Sarasota Counties.  It was the second one issued on Friday.

Earlier, a  waterspout was reported off Longboat Key Friday afternoon.

It was moving northeast at around 20 m.p.h. The report came in around 1:45.

As a result, a Tornado Warning was issued for Sarasota and Manatee counties. It expired at 2 p.m.

Affected communities included: The City of Sarasota, Bradenton and Palmetto.

The waterspout was seen by both a trained spotter and the observer at the Sarasota-Bradenton Airport, according to the National Weather Service.

Waterspouts typically dissipate quickly once onshore.

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