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'Brief' tornado touches down in Sarasota

WTSP-TV Tampa-St. Petersburg logo WTSP-TV Tampa-St. Petersburg 6/27/2020 Jillian Olsen
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Some in the Tampa Bay area's southern county of Sarasota caught quite the sight Friday evening as the NWS confirms a "brief" tornado touched down in Sarasota.

The NWS estimates the funnel touched down south of US Highway 72 and just east of Interstate 75. Not too far from the Twin Lakes baseball fields.

10 Tampa Bay viewer Dr. William Cole caught a glimpse of the action around 8:20 p.m. while driving on I-75. But just about as quickly as it was spotted, it slowly dissipated.

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Local photographer Liesl Walsh from Venice also caught a glimpse of the tornado while near the Jacaranda exit of I-75.

Strong storms blew through the Suncoast Friday evening bringing rain and strong winds to the area.

Luckily, Sarasota County reports no damage was caused as a result of the twister.

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