Weather alert: A hot, steamy Friday for Bradenton

July 26, 2013 

MANATEE -- Friday will bring Bradenton more hot, steamy conditions, according to the National Weather Service.

Forecasters are calling for partly sunny skies, with a high near 90 -- and heat index values as high as 97. Winds will be from the northwest at 9 to 11 mph. The chance of rain is 30 percent, with scattered showers and thunderstorms mainly between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., according to the Weather Service.

Friday night, skies will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 77. The chance of rain drops to 20 percent.

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