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Thunderstorms Produce 50 MPH Winds, Hail Throughout Tampa Bay

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TAMPA BAY, FL — Updated: A line of strong thunderstorms that moved into Tampa Bay during the early-morning hours is producing winds of more than 40 mph, half-inch hail and has knocked out power at homes in Hillsborough and Manatee counties.

The storms are now impacting southwestern Polk and east central Hillsborough Counties.

Doppler Radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending over FishHawk Ranch, moving east at 30 mph.

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Gusty winds could knock down tree limbs and blow around unsecured objects.

Impacted areas include Lakeland, FishHawk, Brandon, Medulla, Mulberry, Lakeland Highlands, Lithia Springs State Park, Willow Oak, Bloomingdale and Boyette.

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