Weather alert: Sunny skies, strong winds for Friday in Bradenton

February 1, 2013 

MANATEE -- Sunny, breezy conditions were expected Friday in Bradenton, according to the National Weather Service.

Forecasters were calling for a high of 68 and north-northeasterly winds of 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Friday night was expected to be mostly clear, with a low around 44 and northeasterly winds of 7 to 9 mph.

Because of the high winds and low humidity, a red flag warning will be in effect for Manatee and Pinellas counties for from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., indicating favorable conditions for the spread of wildfires.

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