MANATEE -- Scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms are possible Monday in Bradenton.
The National Weather Service is calling for mostly sunny skies, with a high near 97 -- and heat index values as high as 97. Northeasterly winds of about 5 mph will become calm in the morning.
The chance of rain is 40 percent, mainly after 1 p.m.
Monday night, there is a 20 percent chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms before midnight. The expected low is around 74.