"Strong to severe storms" possibly heading towards Bradenton on Tuesday could by the end of the day bring hail, heavy lightning, an isolated tornado and winds of more than 60 mph, according to the National Weather Service.
The storms will be pushed into the region by an area of low pressure in the northern Gulf of Mexico.
"The strongest storms will begin during the evening along the Nature Coast, after sunset for the Tampa Bay area and early morning hours for southwest Florida," the Weather Service said.
For Bradenton, the Weather Service is calling for a 70 percent chance of thunderstorms during the day Tuesday, and 90 percent Tuesday evening. The expected high temperature is 81, and the low, 65.
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The rest of the week should be sunny but cooler as a cold front settles in the region. High temperatures should be in the 60s on Wednesday and Thursday before rising to the upper 70s by Saturday. There is no chance of rain listed through Saturday.m.
The Weather Service has issued a high surf advisory for local beaches, starting at 1 p.m Tuesday and expiring at 7 p.m. Wednesday.