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Tornado Watch expires for Tampa Bay area counties

Posted at 4:17 PM, Apr 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-24 11:14:59-04

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — The Tampa Bay area experienced severe weather Friday.

ABC Action News meteorologists forecasted isolated tornadoes or hail with these storms.

Early Friday morning, tornado warnings were issued for Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas Counties.

Localized flooding could still be possible as more heavy rain rolls in off the Gulf. Across Tampa Bay, areas have seen one to three inches of rain.

It is possible the unsettled weather will continue into Saturday as well, with a possibility for strong or severe storms again.


Power Outages

According to Duke Energy's outage map, more than 10,600 customers were without power. A majority of those are in Pinellas County, according to the map.

TECO's outage map said it was currently unavailable, at time of publication.

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