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Tornadoes are confirmed across Tampa Bay following powerful storms

Debris outside a restaurant from storm damage
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A storm caused damage at Olivia’s Pizzas and Subs at Seven Springs and Perrine Ranch Road in Trinity. The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down in the Trinity and Town N' Country areas.

The National Weather Service confirmed brief tornadoes near Trinity and Town 'N Country as Tuesday's storms also produced hail and strong, gusty winds.

The powerful storms that moved through the greater Tampa Bay region on Tuesday afternoon spawned tornadoes as well as hail.

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for portions of northern Pinellas County early Tuesday night.

Later, the weather service confirmed brief, weak tornadoes touched down in the Trinity area, as well as near Town 'N Country.

Posts on social media also showed a water spout in the waters off Sarasota, and the weather service reports gusts over 40 miles in areas near the Pinellas beaches and Feather Sound.

Forecasters say more afternoon storms will move from from east to west on Wednesday afternoon, though not as severe as Tuesday, with highs in the low 90s.

The remnants of Tropical Storm Agatha in the Pacific have a 70 percent chance of becoming a tropical depression by this weekend as it moves northeast in the Gulf of Mexico. It could bring breezy conditions and potentially heavy rains depending on the storm's track, forecasters say.

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