Weather alert: Warmer weather coming to Bradenton

January 8, 2014 

MANATEE -- A wind chill advisory for Bradenton and the rest of the Tampa Bay region has been lifted.

The National Weather Service issues a wind chill advisory when wind chill index values will drop to 35 or lower. The most recent advisory expired at 7 a.m.

Just before 57 a.m., it was 43 at Sarasota Bradenton International Airport. Northeasterly winds of about 8 mph made it feel more like 38. Overnight, the lowest temperature recorded was 40 and the lowest wind chill, 32.

The rest of the week will be much warmer.

For Wednesday, the Weather Service is calling for a high of 67 and a low Wednesday night of 59. Skies will be mostly cloudy during the day, and there is a 30 percent of showers in the evening.

As temperatures rise into the 70s on Thursday and into the 80s Friday and Saturday, a 20 to 40 percent chance of rain will remain in the forecast, according to the Weather Service.

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