UPDATE: Sarasota County remains under a tornado watch until 8 p.m. after a tornado warning expired at 2:15 p.m.
The National Weather Service reported a tornado spotted near Longboat Key and is moved northeast toward Bayhsore Gardens, Bradenton and points northeast in Manatee County. It's unclear whether the tornado touched down.
Earlier: Tropical Storm Debby has upped her ante for damage putting Sarasota and Manatee counties under a tornado watch.
The National Weather Service issued the watch until 8 p.m. Sunday and includes 15 counties on the Suncoast.
Tropical Storm Debby is on a path for Louisiana, but it does not feel that way today across Sarasota.
In addition to the tornado watch, the forecast calls for rain and isolated thunderstorms, with highs in the mid 80s. Chance of rain is 100 percent, with wind gusts up to 30 mph today and tonight. Expect a half inch of rain but it may taper off tonight.
Monday will be slightly better, with the temperatures in the upper 80s and an 70 percent chance of rain.
Tropical Storm Debby is already the fourth named weather system of the season. This is the first time four tropical storms have occurred prior to July 1 since records have been kept.
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