Boaters advised to seek safe harbor as storms roll through Tampa Bay

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A Marine Weather Statement was issued for the following areas:

Coastal waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 NM Coastal waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 NM Waters from Bonita Beach to Englewood FL out 20 to 60 NM Waters from Englewood to Tarpon Springs FL out 20 to 60 NM

Around 6:30 p.m., strong thunderstorms were reported along a line extending from Longboat Pass to 49 NM southwest of Siesta Key. The storms are moving southeast at 30 knots and are capable of producing winds in excess of 40 mph.

The locations impacted include Venice Inlet, Siesta Key, Sarasota Bay, Manasota Key, and Venice.

Boaters are advised to seek safe harbor until these storms pass.

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