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Tampa Bay area braces for threat of damaging winds, possible thunderstorms

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Posted at 3:41 PM, Apr 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-15 15:59:24-04

After a hot and muggy afternoon, the Tampa Bay area is bracing for possible severe weather.

A severe thunderstorm warning came and went for Pasco and Hernando counties before expiring at 4 p.m.

ABC Action News Chief Meteorologist Denis Phillips said strong winds will be the main concern for the Tampa Bay area. Wind gusts are expected to go as high as 60 mph.

As for Wednesday night's forecast, the National Weather Service says the Tampa Bay area will be under a 50-percent chance of thunderstorms and showers. Conditions during that time will be mostly cloudy, with a low of around 65 degrees, NWS said.

On Thursday, showers are likely with possible thunderstorms across the Tampa Bay area, NWS said. Thursday will also be cloudy but with highs just over 70 degrees. Tampa Bay area will be under 60-percent chance of precipitation, NWS said.

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