MANATEE -- The National Weather Service has cancelled a tornado warning issued earlier for East Manatee.
The warning, which was in effect until 6 p.m., covered eastern Manatee County, as well as southwestern Hardee and northwestern Desoto counties. The Manatee warning was cancelled at 5:50 p.m.
The warnings for Hardee and Desoto continue until 6 p.m.
At 5:31 p.m., Weather Service meteorologists detected a tornado near Myakka City moving east at 35 mph. The tornado will be about seven miles south of Myakka Head by 5:40 p.m.
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All of the Tampa Bay region remains under a severe thunderstorm watch until 11 p.m.