Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Tampa Bay Weather

Storms bring heavy rain to much of Tampa Bay

JIM DAMASKE | Times

After a stormy morning and early afternoon, the sky begins to clear Thursday over Clearwater Beach, drawing out a few visitors. Earlier, severe weather swept through Tampa Bay, prompting forecasters to issue warnings and watches. No tornado touchdowns or damage was reported, though the storms dumped 1.35 inches of rain on Clearwater and 1.13 inches on Tampa. St. Petersburg and New Port Richey each reported 1.05 inches and Brooksville had 0.79 inches. Bay News 9's forecast today calls for it to be windy and cooler, with highs in the 60s and only a 10 percent rain chance.

The threat of tornadoes prompted school children to take shelter and forecasters to issue warnings and watches Thursday as severe weather swept through Tampa Bay. No tornado touchdowns or damage was reported, though the storms dumped 1.35 inches of rain on Clearwater and 1.13 inches on Tampa. St. Petersburg and New Port Richey each reported 1.05 inches and Brooksville had 0.79 inches. According to Bay News 9 meteorologists, today will be windy and cooler, with highs in the mid 60s and only a 10 percent chance of rain. After a cool night in the 40s, Saturday will warm up to around 70 under sunny skies and Sunday's high will be around 74.

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