Independence Day in Bradenton comes with a chance of rain

July 3, 2012 

The National Weather Service says there is a 30 percent of showers and thunderstorm on Wednesday, Independence Day, with the best chance coming between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

At the same time, forecasters say the area should have mostly sunny skies, with a high of 91 and westerly winds of 5 mph to 8 mph. Less than a tenth of an inch of rain is expected, except during thunderstorms, according to the Weather Service website at weather. gov.

As for Tuesday, the Weather Service was calling for mostly sunny skies and a high of 90. There is a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms Tuesday night, according to the Weather Service.

The best chance of rain this week is Friday, with the Weather Service forecasting a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms. High temperatures will hover at about 90 through the weekend.

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