Morning Headlines: Storms move out of area; Sarasota traffic alert; Hit-and-run driver charged

Good Morning! Today is Tuesday, February 16.

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A tornado watch was issued overnight for all Tampa Bay counties, however was canceled early. The sky clears out through the afternoon. It will be slightly cooler with highs in the low 70s. See your full forecast here

Get updates on your morning commute here.

New This Morning: Driver behind bars after fatal hit-and-run on Howard Frankland. Read more
ALERT: Crash knocks out traffic lights in Sarasota. Details here
Transgender bathroom policy in Sarasota schools up for debate. Read more
Missing Child Alert issued for 6-year-old Miami girl. Read more
“Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars wins Grammy record of the year. Read more
Waste truck falls more than 100 feet off exit ramp. See here

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