A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING has been issued for Northwestern Pasco and Southwestern Hernando counties until 4 p.m. Wednesday.
At 3:56 p.m. radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from South Brooksville to near Jasmine Estates to near Beacon Square. Movement was east at 25 mph.
Wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph will be possible with these storms.
Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms, and may lead to localized flooding. One of our weather watchers south of Weeki Wachee recorded 2.4″ of rain in 30 minutes. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.
Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe shelter inside a building or vehicle.
Locations impacted include: Spring Hill, Brooksville, Hudson, Weeki Wachee, Weeki Wachee Gardens, Hill n Dale, South Brooksville, Hernando County Airport, North Weeki Wachee, North Brooksville, Timber Pines, San Antonio, Darby, High Point, Shady Hills, Glen Lakes, Weeki Wachee Acres, Garden Grove, Masaryktown and Brookridge.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A line of showers and thunderstorms, some of which have been gusty, will continue to weaken as they move through. A cold front will dip south of the area for Thursday setting us up for a much cooler day.
Expect showers to continue this evening and overnight as the front slides south.
Thursday will start off with temperatures in the upper 60’s and scattered showers. The front will be over southern Florida placing Tampa Bay on the colder side of the front.
Temperatures will climb into the low to mid 70’s for highs, cooler north. It will be much cooler compared to recent.
There will not be a lot of sun Thursday afternoon. Instead, expect lots of clouds with scattered showers and breezy conditions.
Temperatures return to the mid 80’s by Friday along with additional showers and thunderstorms.
This weekend looks to be unsettled with daily rain chances and a return to more humidity.
Expect temperatures to climb into the mid 80’s for both weekend days. There will be scattered showers and thunderstorms each day but it will not be a washout.