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LIVE: Severe T'Storm warnings issued; Tornado Watch in effect for area until 11 a.m.

The National Weather Service has put all of the Tampa Bay area under a tornado watch until 11 a.m. Saturday morning.

TAMPA, Fla — The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Hardee, Hillsborough, Manatee, Polk. and Sarasota Counties until 11:00 a.m.

All of the Tampa Bay area under a TORNADO WATCH until 11 a.m. as severe weather is expected to roll through the area Saturday morning.


Counties included in the watch area:

  • Citrus
  • Hardee
  • Hillsborough
  • Manatee
  • Pasco
  • Pinellas
  • Polk
  • Sarasota
  • Sumter

A tornado watch means conditions in the area are favorable for tornadoes (or waterspouts) and severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area.

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Tampa Bay is under a Tornado Watch until 11 a.m. Saturday, March 12, 2022.

RELATED: What to expect and when from the severe weather expected to move across the area Saturday morning

FORECAST: Severe weather possible Saturday morning

New Severe Thunderstorm Warning just issued to include areas farther east and south. This now includes Sarasota, Bradenton and Lakeland, and it continues for Tampa And St Pete. 60 mph wind gusts possible.

— Jason Adams (@JasonAdamsWFTS) March 12, 2022

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