A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Hardee, DeSoto and Highlands counties on Wednesday evening.

The National Weather Service said the warning will be in effect until 9:15 p.m.

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A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Polk County, but that warning has expired.

Wednesday featured record breaking heat across the Bay Area, very high humidity and heat index numbers in the mid 90s. A weak cool front also helped trigger some spotty showers and storms.

That cool front will move through Thursday, and after a few lingering showers, some slightly less humid air will move in. You will feel it later Thursday and especially into Friday. But there will be no cool air behind the front, with temperatures dropping just a couple of degrees.

The nice weather will stick around for the weekend with morning sun both days and an quick isolated shower later each day. Highs each day near 87.

Next week a storm will develop east of the Bahamas and move west towards Florida. It may acquire subtropical characteristics by early next week as it nears the east coast of Florida. In response expect the breeze to increase and showers to move in Tuesday into Wednesday in the Bay Area.

Regardless of whether the system becomes a subtropical system or not, it is not expected to be a strong storm. But it may cause some heavy rain, gusty winds and coastal flooding on Florida’s east coast.

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