Weather alert: Sunshine and breezes in Bradenton's Christmas forecast

December 24, 2012 

MANATEE -- Christmas Eve in Bradenton will be sunny and warm, according to the National Weather Service.

Forecasters are calling for partly sunny skies, with a high near 72 and east-southeasterly winds of 6 to 10 mph becoming southwesterly in the afternoon.

Monday night will be mostly cloudy with a low around 54 and south-southeasterly winds of 7 mph.

Tuesday, Christmas Day, should be partly sunny, with a high near 77, and south-southeasterly winds of 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph, according to the Weather Service.

A chance of rain, including thunderstorms, 30 percent, returns to the forecast for Wednesday.

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