Severe thunderstorm warning for Manatee County

Tampa, Florida -- The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Manatee County until 8:45 p.m.

The National Weather Service in Ruskin has detected severe thunderstorms capable of producing quarter size hail and damaging winds in excess of 60 mph. The storm was located 9 miles southeast of Parrish and was moving west at 10 mph.

In addition to large hail and damaging winds, the storm is producing continuous cloud to ground lightning.

The warning also includes, but is not limited to, Lakewood Ranch.

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