Showers and storms filled in during the afternoon and evening Wednesday.

"Winds gusted to 44 mph across Pinellas. Rainfall totals averaged around a half inch in most areas except for Polk which was drier," said Bay News 9 Meteorologist Diane Kacmarik. 

Down power lines were reported Wednesday afternoon near Laura Street and MLK Avenue in Clearwater, possibly the result of high winds.

Deputies in Seminole are conducting a death investigation after a man was found dead at a construction site. According to preliminary information, he may have been struck by lightning.

Showers and storms in the Gulf will roll onshore ahead of a cold front on Thursday. Rain chances will be at 70 percent. Drier air will move in late in the day. 

Here are some rainfall totals for Wednesday.

Beverly Hills  .66
Sugarmill Woods  .44
North Weeki Wachee  .71
Spring Hill  .61
Hernando Beach  .85
Land O’ Lakes  1.09
Jasmine Estates  .96
Holiday  .13
Largo  1.13
South Pasadena  1.17
Pinellas Point  1.00
New Tampa  1.24
Bloomingdale  1.81
Brandon  1.46
Wimauma  .74
Palmetto  1.07
East Bradenton  .84
Lakewood Ranch  .88
Polk City  .27
Citrus Ridge  .20
Wahneta  .10