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Thunderstorms, lightning move through Tampa Bay area

Much of west central Florida is expected to see heavy thunderstorms and lightning Monday as warm, moist air moves in from the Gulf of Mexico.

"We have a 70 percent chance of rain today for most of the area,'' said Bay News 9 meteorologist Juli Marquez.

Much of the coastal Tampa Bay area had heavy storms early Monday, with some areas reporting up to a half inch of rain.

The storms, moving northeasterly, are expected to continue through the morning and early afternoon.

High temperatures today are expected to reach the mid 80s.

Thunderstorms, lightning move through Tampa Bay area 05/17/10 [Last modified: Monday, May 17, 2010 9:32am]
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