(UPDATE 1:30 p.m.) That severe thunderstorm watch is being cancelled as storms clear local counties one by one.
A severe thunderstorm watch is up for all of Tampa Bay until 5 Friday afternoon.
There is also a gale warning up for the Gulf of Mexico through tomorrow.
Meantime, the massive winter storm that is taking aim at the eastern U.S. today has scores of flights being cancelled or delayed at Florida airports.
Be sure to check with your airline before heading out for a flight or to pick someone up.