MANATEE -- Sea breezes coming from the Florida East Coast on Thursday afternoon could trigger scattered showers and thunderstorms in Bradenton and the rest of the Tampa Bay region, according to the National Weather Service.
"The primary threats will be locally heavy rainfall, gusty winds of 40 to 50 mph and frequent ground-to-cloud lightning," the Weather Service said.
For Bradenton on Thursday, forecasters are calling for mostly sunny skies, with a high near 93 -- and heat index values making it feel as hot as 100. Winds will be from the southeast at 8 to 13 mph.
The chance of rain is 40 percent, mainly after 1 p.m.
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Thursday night, skies will be partly cloudy with a low around 77. The chance of rain drops to 20 percent, with isolated showers and thunderstorms possible before 11 p.m., according to the Weather Service.