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Storms dump plenty of rain on Tampa Bay area

Dark rainy skies make the sidewalk lights turn on as rain drowns out spring break on Clearwater Beach Monday.


Dark rainy skies make the sidewalk lights turn on as rain drowns out spring break on Clearwater Beach Monday.

The Tampa Bay area was under a tornado watch for much of Monday as a line of storms moved through, but no tornadoes or major damage were reported.

The storms dumped a good amount of rain. Brooksville had 2.13 inches as of Monday night, while New Port Richey had 1.75 inches, Tampa had 1.23 inches and St. Petersburg had 1.13 inches, according to Bay News 9.

Forecasters said there's still a 20 percent chance of rain this morning, though skies should clear by the afternoon as temperatures rise to about 75. It will be windy in the morning, but it should die down by later in the day, forecasters said.

It will be a few degrees warmer on Wednesday and highs should pull into the 80s by Thursday as skies remain sunny. There isn't a chance of rain until near the end of the weekend.

Storms dump plenty of rain on Tampa Bay area 03/17/14 [Last modified: Monday, March 17, 2014 11:00pm]
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