TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A tornado watch that was issued for the entire Tampa Bay area has expired, according to the National Weather Service.
Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco counties were all under tornado warnings until 12 p.m. The warnings were lifted for Southcentral Citrus County and Northwestern Hernando County in west central Florida at 11:45 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.
At 11 a.m., a radar indicated waterspout was located just offshore over Pine Island, or 8 miles northwest of Spring Hill, moving northeast at 40 mph.
Strong winds will continue off the Gulf of Mexico all day. Gusts could reach 35-40 mph at times. This has prompted a Coastal Flood Advisory, Rip Current Risk, and High Surf Advisory.
It will be warm, muggy and windy all day as a system passes to our north.
A cold front brings a line of thunderstorms this afternoon and evening, but it will not bring much cooler air. The front stalls to our south, so the humidity remains high.
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