MANATEE -- Bradenton and much of the Tampa Bay region remain under a freeze warning and frost advisory until 9 a.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.
Temperatures hit the freezing mark in some parts of the region, but so far overnight, the temperature recorded at Sarasota Bradenton International Airport had not dropped below 37 degrees. Just before 7 a.m., it was 38 at the airport, with a wind chill factor of 34.
"A frost advisory means that frost is possible," the Weather Service said early Thursday. "Plants may be killed if left uncovered."
Daylight will bring another sunny day -- albeit with cooler than usual temperatures.
For Bradenton on Thursday, the Weather Service was calling for a high of 62, with north-northwesterly winds of 5 to 10 mph. Thursday night's low could drop to 37, with northerly winds of 5 to 10 mph.
On Friday, forecasters were calling for a high of 58 and a low of 40.