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Severe weather leaves power outages, damage

TAMPA — Severe thunderstorms that ravaged Tampa Bay overnight Sunday, causing power outages and damaging a Pasco homeless shelter, were mostly gone Monday morning.

The morning is expected to start cloudy with some lightning possible, but sunshine should return by lunchtime, said Bay News 9 meteorologist Josh Linker. There could be one or two lingering light showers, he said.

Still, many people were expected to wake up without electricity. Sunday night's storm brought down power lines across the bay area.

Tampa Electric Co. reported thousands of power outages, mostly in southern and eastern Hillsborough County.

That included more than 2,600 customers near the Tamiami Trial south of Ruskin, more than 1,000 in Brandon near Durant Road, about 760 in Wimauma, and about 1,000 in Greater Northdale, just south of Cheval. Dozens of smaller outages were reported all over the county. (Click here for TECO's outage map.)

A couple of hundred Progress Energy customers were without power in Largo, St. Petersburg and Pinellas Park. (Outage map here.)

As for structural damage, Linker said he'd heard of scattered minor damage caused by downed tree branches.

So far, no injuries have been reported.

This should be the end of severe weather for a while, Linker said.

Temperatures today will be in the 80s, and humidity will be low.

Linker said some summer-type scattered afternoon showers are possible at the end of the week, but "nothing like last night."

"Most people will be able to sleep this week," Linker said.

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Severe weather leaves power outages, damage 04/26/10 [Last modified: Monday, April 26, 2010 12:58pm]
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