All severe weather alerts have been lifted across the Tampa Bay Area as of 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
A Tornado Watch was issued for most of the Tampa Bay Area until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued Hardee, Highlands, Polk Counties until 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The severe weather has caused delays in and out of Tampa International Airport. The FAA had placed a ground stop for all arriving and departing aircraft but it was lifted by 3:45 p.m. So far, TIA has seen 124 delays and 4 cancellations. For a list of cancelations click here.
SCHOOL CLOSURES & CANCELATIONS
Hernando County: Outside events canceled for all schools on Tuesday.
Polk County: All after-school activities and sporting events for Polk County Public Schools have been canceled for Tuesday afternoon.
Sarasota County: All after-school sports and extra-curricular activities and related transportation have been canceled Tuesday. After care will still be provided.
Tampa Bay Rays: Tuesday night's game has been canceled.
HAIL / DAMAGE REPORTED
The National Weather Service says Citrus Springs law enforcement reported hail, half inch size, at 1:26 p.m. Tuesday. Nickel size hail was also reported in Wahoo (Sumter County) at 2:38 p.m.
LSR: Crystal River [Citrus Co, FL] public reports HAIL of nickel size (E0.88 INCH) at 03:28 PM EDT (a school ... https://t.co/60h9BOgLbL
— NWS Tampa Bay (@NWSTampaBay) March 20, 2018
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