TAMPA, Fla. (FOX 13) - An intense line of thunderstorms swept through Florida this morning, just in time for the morning commute in Tampa Bay.
The storms hit Citrus County first, then moved south. Some Bay Area neighborhoods felt winds above 40 mph. The high winds were to blame for a tree falling on a barn, trapping three horses. All have since been rescued. some have experienced "blinding rain."
“The rain is coming down so heavy, you probably can’t see your hand in front of your face,” explained FOX 13’s meteorologist Dave Osterberg. “Those who have this really early commute in the dark, you need to understand that it’s going to be very difficult to see out in this rain.”
Temperatures won't change much throughout the day, but lows will be in the 40s overnight. The next few days will be cooler, with highs in the 60s and lows in the 40s.