Weather alert: Warming trend for the new year in Bradenton

December 31, 2012 

MANATEE -- The final day of 2012 in Bradenton will be sunny, warm and breezy, according to the National Weather Service.

Forecasters for Monday are calling for a high near 74, with east-northeasterly winds of 7 to 14 mph, becoming southeasterly in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph, according to the Weather Service.

Monday night, skies will be partly cloudy, with a low around 58 and east-southeasterly winds of 5 to 8 mph. Patchy fog is possible after 3 a.m.

For Tuesday, New Year's Day, forecasters said patchy fog is possible until 9 a.m. Otherwise, skies will be mostly sunny, with a high near 76 and east-southeasterly winds of 5 to 11 mph becoming southerly in the afternoon.

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