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Homeowners with wells should be prepared for freezing temperatures

Eastern Hillsborough County, FL -- With parts of the Tampa Bay area expected to see freezing temperatures Wednesday morning, the Southwest Florida Water Management District is advising residents who live near Plant City and Dover who have well pumps without automatic cutoff switches to turn off the pumps tonight.

National Weather Service to commemorate Tarpon Springs hurricane

National Weather Service to commemorate Tarpon Springs hurricane

Ruskin, Florida - The 90th Anniversary of the 1921 Tarpon Springs Hurricane is on Tuesday, Oct. 25. The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Ruskin is commemorating the weather event.

On that day a major Category 3 hurricane with winds of 115 miles per hour made landfall near Tarpon Springs. It caused major damage across the Tampa Bay Area. This was the last hurricane to make landfall in the immediate Tampa Bay Area and it was ranked 56th for the most intense.

Hurricane Expo at MOSI

Hurricane Expo at MOSI

Tampa, Fla -- Forecasters are urging you to get ready for hurricane season, which begins June 1.

Meteorologists like 10 News' own Bobby Deskins took part in a panel discussion today at MOSI as part of the 4th Annual Hurricane Expo.

NOAA predicts 12 to 18 named storms with six to 10 becoming hurricanes.

The City of Tampa and Hillsborough fire helped set up today's expo.

Are you prepared for Hurricane Season?

Are you prepared for Hurricane Season?

Hillsborough County, FL -- Hurricane Season starts June 1. Are you prepared?

Get all your questions answered at the Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo on Saturday, May 21 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at MOSI.

Learn more about the Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo online.

If you can't make it out to the Expo, there are a number of resources you can take advantage of at your own convenience:

Needed rain in New Tampa

Needed rain in New Tampa

A couple rounds of thunderstorms over the weekend produced a welcome rain for the Bruce B Downs corridor of New Tampa.

Round one of late afternoon thunderstorms produced a general .25" to .50" of rain across the area.  But it was round two of storms that rolled through in the middle of the night Saturday night that dropped the higher rainfall totals of a .50" to locally 1.25" of rain.

Storm total for the two events across all of New Tampa ranged from .75" to 1.75" of rain after enduring a long string of hot, dry days.

The rainy season arrives in just a few weeks where near daily occurrences of thunderstorms can be expected.  In the meantime, enjoy the autumn-like cool air flowing in for the next 3 to 4 days!

Hillsborough County: Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Hillsborough County: Severe Thunderstorm Warning

The National Weather Service in Ruskin has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for northwestern Hardee, southwestern Hillsborough, southeastern Polk, Manatee and western Sarasota Counties until 5:00 p.m.

The National Weather Service Doppler Radar indicated a line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing damaging winds in excell of 60 mph.  These storms have a history of also producing small hail.  The storms are moving East at 25 mph.

The storms will be near:

10 News meteorologist Chris Suchan visits Robles Elementary

10 News meteorologist Chris Suchan visits Robles Elementary

10 News meteorologist Chris Suchan had a weather visit with the 3rd graders of Robles Elementary School Thursday early afternoon.

Several classes were in attendance for his powerpoint presentation on severe weather including pictures and videos of violent tornadoes and microburst winds.  In addition, storm chaser video from the eyewall of Hurricane Charley was shown.

Natasha Artis extended the invitation to Chris Suchan as he has visited many schools in the area over the past couple of months teaching kids not only about how and why certain types of weather occur but also promotes awareness and safety.