The National Weather Service canceled the tornado watch for Pinellas County about 4:30 p.m. March 17.
At 1:32 p.m., NWS meteorologists detected a line of thunderstorms along a line extending from Indian Rocks Beach to 34 miles southwest of Anna Maria Island and along a extending from 7 miles west of Largo to 38 miles southwest of Fort De Soto Park. The storms were moving northeast at 40 mph.
Thunderstorms are expected to continue through Tuesday with a slight risk of severe storms capable of producing damaging winds, locally heavy rainfall and deadly lightning, according to the NWS.
Strong southerly winds will create hazardous conditions on area lakes. A like wind advisory continues in effect through 6 p.m. Monday.
High winds and seas on the Gulf of Mexico are creating high surf conditions likely to produce rip currents along area beaches through Monday night. A small craft advisory is in effect for Gulf waters south of Tarpon Springs.
Thunderstorms remain in the forecast through Tuesday.
The forecast for the remainder of the week calls for sunshine and highs near 80 and lows in the 60s.