Tampa Bay gets another soaking from storms
The Tampa Bay area facing another wave of heavy rains and thunderstorms this afternoon, a day after a powerful line downed trees and knocked out power to thousands across the region. Much like Tuesday, storms developed inland and moved east, bringing heavy rain, strong wind and frequent lightning, said Storm Team 8 meteorologist Leigh Spann. Some areas saw as much as two to three inches of rain Tuesday, Spann said. Crews worked overnight to clean up after Tuesday's storm, restoring power and removing debris, before another round of thunderstorms moves into the area this afternoon.The Tampa Electric Co. reports about 1,300 people without power, including about 450 households in Sun City Center. Earlier, outages were still reported in the Seminole Heights area after the storms on Tuesday.
News Channel 8 reporter Peter Bernard contributed to this report.