The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning in Hillsborough County until 8:45 p.m.
Meteorologists detected a powerful storm capable of producing quarter-size hail and damaging winds in excess of 60 mph in Fish Hawk. That storm was moving northwest toward Tampa at 10 mph at around 8 p.m., the National Weather Service said.
In addition to hail and wind, the storm is producing cloud to ground lightning, and people in its path should move indoors immediately, the National Weather Service said.
The warning includes Brandon, Plant City, Temple Terrace, Tampa, Lutz, Apollo Beach, Bloomingdale, Gibsonton, Riverview, Valrico, Progress Village, Mango, Seffner, Palm River and Ybor City. It also includes interstate 75 between exits 246 and 266.