Tornado watch in effect for Manatee County

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for a large swath of the state, including Manatee County, as a cold front makes its way through the peninsula.

A tornado watch means conditions are favorable for the formation of tornadoes. The advisory remains in effect until 8 p.m.

According to the weather service, there is a 60 percent chance of showers through this evening.