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TAMPA - The National Weather Service lifted a Tornado Watch that had been issued for parts of the Tampa Bay area, including Charlotte, DeSoto, Highlands, and Lee Counties.
A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for tornadic activity.
A Tornado Warning is the likely presence of an actual tornado in a specified region as indicated by radar or visual evidence. The severe weather conditions were the result of a surface storm over the northern Gulf combined with potent upper level energy. Stay with abcactionnews.com for the latest weather information. Click here for our interactive Titan Doppler Radar display (mobile users visit http://bit.ly/b0tQ4e ) Click here for the seven day ABC Action-Weather forecast (mobile users visit http://bit.ly/vSJ3Qe )