ST. PETERSBURG — A funnel cloud formed over Pinellas County on Monday night as strong storms marched through the area.
Emergency officials reported scattered damage, but nothing serious. No injuries were reported.
A tornado warning was issued for eastern Pinellas County at 8:22 p.m. It expired about 20 minutes later.
A waterspout formed just before sunset, and Bay News 9 reported that it very briefly came ashore in the area of Weedon Island.
National Weather Service meteorologist Richard Rude said his office also received a report of a tornado touching down briefly about 8:40 p.m. near the Duke Energy power plant at Weedon Island.
Pinellas emergency dispatchers said residents on 87th Avenue N reported tree limbs down and a lanai torn up by the storm at about 8:35 p.m.
Duke Energy reported more than 200 Pinellas County residents were without power about 10 p.m.
Expect the possibility of similar weather today. Bay News 9 forecasters said there is a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.