ATornado Watchremains in effect for all of Tampa Bay until 10 p.m.
The Florida Highway Patrol closed the Sunshine Skyway Bridge just before noon due to excessive winds of more than 40 mph. It remains closed.
At least three inches of rain pounded parts the Bay area, along with gusty conditions and the chance of more tornadoes. Multiple parts of the Bay area already received more than three inches of rain early in the day.
Rain totals as of 4 p.m. West Largo 4.88 Seminole 3.85 St. Pete/Clearwater Airport 3.61 Bradenton 2.44 Lakeland Highlands 2.44 Citrus Park 3.03 Cheval 3.35 Land O Lakes 3.32 Port Richey 2.10 Hudson 2.69 Brooksville 1.65
As of 5 p.m., Andrea is located at 29.5 N, 83.4 W with winds of 65 mph. The storm is moving NNE at 17 mph and is about 99 miles W of Tampa.
Looking ahead, rain chances drops off dramatically on Friday.