Weather alert: A sunny Wednesday in Bradenton, but 1st day of fair may be rainy

January 16, 2013 

MANATEE -- Wednesday will bring more sunshine to Bradenton, according to the National Weather Service.

Forecasters are calling for mostly sunny skies and a high near 81, with light and variable winds becoming west-southwesterly, at 5 to 7 mph, in the morning.

Wednesday night, skies will be partly cloudy with a low around 62 and south-southwesterly winds of 3 to 6 mph.

Thursday, the first day of the Manatee County Fair, there is a 40 percent chance of showers before 1 p.m. Otherwise, skies will be partly sunny with a high near 71.

Thursday afternoon, west-northwesterly winds could bring gusts as high as 33 mph.

The Manatee County Fair opens at 5 p.m.

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