UPDATE: The tornado warning has expired.
A tornado warning has been issued for parts of Sarasota and Charlotte counties until 6:30 a.m.
The warning includes northwestern Charlotte County and southeastern Sarasota County.
The National Weather Service says, around 5:58 a.m., a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was identified near North Port. It is moving north at 30 mph.
The NWS says it has seen radar-indicated rotation.
A severe thunderstorm warning is also in effect.
Please seek shelter right away.
Multiple storm reports from overnight
Tornado warnings rocked the Bay area Friday. And, a tornado watch has now been issued for all local counties.
People waking up on Saturday may see significant storm damage -- although the National Weather Service will work to determine whether the damage was caused by tornadoes or simply by strong winds.
10News reporter Angelina Salcedo says a possible tornado touched down in Polk County, ripping a roof off Kathleen Middle School. The neighborhood across the street has been left without power. And, our 10News crews are reporting extensive damage in the area.
Incredible video shot by a driver on I-4 shows a possible tornado picking up a semi-truck and overturning it onto an SUV the next lane over. The incident happened Friday night around 11 p.m. near Lakeland and County Line Road.
A passenger in the SUV that was crushed reports seeing the possible tornado just before a large object flew over the SUV, crushing the front end.
In Seminole, several carports and chairs ripped off of mobile homes at the 12 Oaks Mobile Home Park. Several people who live there told 10News they were woken up by the heavy winds, only to walk outside and see the damage done.
The National Weather Service confirmed Saturday morning the damage was due to an EF-0 tornado with max winds of 70mph.
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