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After morning fog in Tampa Bay, expect thunderstorms

After a night of wild weather that produced heavy thunderstorms in the Tampa Bay area and a possible tornado in Central Florida, forecasters say more potentially severe weather is on the way.

As the fog begins to disappear, thunderstorms are expected to move into the region, Bay News 9 meteorologist Juli Marquez said. A 60 percent chance of rain was forecast for Tuesday.

"It's going to be kind of scattered at first," Marquez said. "Later this afternoon into this evening, the thunderstorm chances will increase."

Officials in the Central Florida community of Edgewater say a tornado damaged about 40 structures in a mobile home community late Monday. No serious injuries were reported, but authorities said about 12 of the homes are uninhabitable.

Volusia County sheriff's spokesman Gary Davidson said some homes lost roofs and many trees and power lines were down in the area.

In Tampa, a long stretch of dry weather ended as thunderstorms, some severe, moved through late Monday, temporarily knocking out power to thousands.

There were no reports of injuries or serious damage.

Most areas got a half-inch of rain or less. A tornado warning was in effect Monday, but there were no reports of tornadoes or damage, Marquez said.

By Tuesday morning, dense fog moved into the area, reducing visibility to less than a half-mile in some locations, said Marquez.

In Pasco County, visibility was down to a quarter mile along Interstate 75 in San Antonio, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Troopers also cautioned drivers about dense fog in areas along Interstate 75 in Tampa.

After morning fog in Tampa Bay, expect thunderstorms 12/11/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 11:45am]
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