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Reports of Damage as Tornado-Warned Storms Slam Florida

2 Nov 2018, 2:59 pm

Damage to structures, trees and power lines has been reported in west-central Florida. Multiple tornado warnings were issued around 3 p.m. ET Friday for the Tampa and Saint Petersburg, Florida area. Then the tornado warnings continued to the east as the storms marched into central Florida.

Clearwater, Florida Storms Nov., 2, 2018

MORE VIDEO: Take a listen to the powerful winds blowing through Clearwater, Florida earlier this afternoon. A line of severe thunderstorms prompted several tornado warnings. If you hear of any damage, please let us know.

Posted by WeatherNation on Friday, November 2, 2018

The National Weather Service in Tampa, FL began monitoring the line of storms as it was out over the Gulf of Mexico and approached the west coast of the state.

Areas that have been hit hardest so far include Seminole and Clearwater. If we hear of any other damage reports, we’ll be sure to let you know.

Possible funnel cloud in Seminole, FL

NEW VIDEO: Possible funnel cloud in Seminole, Florida. The area was under a tornado warning this afternoon.

Posted by WeatherNation on Friday, November 2, 2018

The thunderstorms will continue marching across Florida through the evening, likely exiting the east coast of the state by 10 p.m. ET Friday.

We will follow these storms as they move across the state and update you shortly.

For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Steve Glazier