Severe weather threat cancels events around Tampa Bay area

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TAMPA BAY, Fla. (WFLA) – Several events scheduled in the Tampa Bay area on Sunday have been canceled due to the potential for severe weather. A cold front moving into the area could bring severe storms to Tampa Bay on Sunday afternoon.

Live blog: Tornado watch issued for all of Tampa Bay until 6 pm

4:04 p.m.: A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 6 p.m. for six counties in Central Florida, including Hardee, Polk, Desoto, Highlands, Manatee, and Sarasota.

3:46 p.m.: Parts of Hillsborough, Pasco, and Polk counties are under a severe thunderstorm warning until 4:15 p.m.

3:30 p.m.: A tornado warning issued for Hillsborough County, including South Tampa, was canceled as quickly as it was issued.

An area of rotation seen on radar prompted forecasters to issue the warning, but the storm weakened not long thereafter.

3:19 p.m.: The tornado warning earlier in effect for several Tampa Bay counties has been canceled. The immediate threat of a tornado has passed.

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