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Storms cause scattered outages, dump an inch of rain on Tampa Bay

The weather system that brought cold and snow to parts of the South this week swept a line of thunderstorms through the Tampa Bay area on Wednesday afternoon.

There were scattered reports of power outages throughout the Bay area. The storm dumped 1.05 inches of rain in Tampa and 1.12 inches at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport, according to Bay News 9

The storm caused more severe problems in Polk County, where at least 17 mobile homes were damaged. Three homes had structural damage. The other damage appeared to be cosmetic, officials said. No injuries were reported.

The bad weather in the South also caused about 50 flight cancellations at Tampa International Airport Wednesday. Another 100 or so flights were delayed, according to flightaware.com.

The storms were ahead of a cold front that will likely keep afternoon highs Thursday in the 50s with gusty winds. Lows Thursday night will plunge into the 40s around Tampa Bay and into the 30s along the North Suncoast, according to Bay News 9.

Friday will warm into the mid-60s and highs will climb near 70 over the weekend. Skies will be sunny with no chance of rain.

Storms cause scattered outages, dump an inch of rain on Tampa Bay 02/12/14 [Last modified: Saturday, February 15, 2014 12:17am]
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