TAMPA BAY, Fla. — ABC Action News wants you to be aware of the potential severe weather risk heading into Thursday, so we are breaking down what you need to know.
Rain started early Thursday which could impact your morning commute.
The NWS in Tampa Bay said thunderstorms could be strong or severe. Expect higher than normal tides and rain throughout the day.
Storms that swept the south over the past few days are moving into our area, though they will be much weaker when they reach us.
There is only expected to be a 1 out of 5 level risk for severe weather for the Tampa Bay area.
However, whenever frontal systems move through our area, we often see the occasional water spout or tornado spin up, so don't rule that out.
Dee said we can expect rain to linger through Thursday night. Temperatures will fall after midday into the 60s as a cold front moves in. Cooler, drier and sunnier weather will arrive for Friday and continue through the weekend.