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Tornado watch issued for South Hampton Roads, Eastern North Carolina 

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TAMPA, Fla — The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Hardee, Hillsborough, Manatee, Polk. and Sarasota Counties until 11:00 a.m.

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Counties included in the watch area:

Citrus, Hardee, Hillsborough, Manatee
Pasco
Pinellas
Polk
Sarasota
Sumter

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A tornado watch means conditions in the area are favorable for tornadoes (or waterspouts) and severe thunderstorms in 

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and close to the watch area
Look out for tornadoes and high winds this morning — and maybe some hail, too.

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The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch Saturday for South Hampton Roads and coastal North Carolina until 1 p.m.

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A couple tornadoes possible,” the tweet said, adding that “scattered wind gusts” could reach 75 miles per hour until 1 p.m.

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A tweet from the weather service includes a map of a tornado watch area that extends from Virginia Beach to the Myrtle Beach area of South Carolina.

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Hail up to a quarter size — or an inch in diameter — is also possible, the weather service added.
On Friday night, the National Weather

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Service said more than an inch of rain is possible in much of South Hampton Roads, and up to an inch on the Peninsula and Middle Peninsula.