(FOX 13) - A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Pinellas County as a line of strong storms moves toward Florida's west coast off of the Gulf of Mexico Saturday evening.
FOX 13's Tyler Eliasen says the storms are expected to hit coastal areas north of the Tampa Bay starting around 5 p.m.
The storms are expected to weaken as they move down the west coast, from Pinellas County south.
The storms bring a chance of localized, damaging wind gusts, especially north of Tampa Bay.
Arrival times vary, but Citrus County can expect storms beginning around 5 p.m., Hernando and Pasco counties around 5:30 p.m. and Pinellas County and south, between 6 and 7 p.m.
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