Hurricane Matthew Closes Schools, Government Offices In Tampa Bay Area
Though the worst from Hurricane Matthew will be felt on the east coast, the storm is having effects on the Tampa Bay area.
Polk, Hernando, Citrus, Sumter and Highlands counties are under a tropical storm warning, meaning tropical storm conditions are likely. Sustained winds in these areas in the 40-50 mph range with gusts to 60-65 miles per hour possible.
The west coast of Florida is under a tropical storm watch from south of Sarasota north the Panhandle.