MANATEE -- Bradenton and the rest of the Tampa Bay region is under a wind chill advisory as unseasonably cool temperatures persist, according to the National Weather Service.
Just before 8 a.m., it was 46 degrees at Sarasota Bradenton International Airport, with a brisk northerly wind making it feel more like 40.
Forecasters predict the temperature Friday will rise to 59 under partly sunny skies, albeit under northeasterly winds that could gust to as much as 21 mph.
A wind chill advisory is issued when the wind chill index is expected to drop to 35 or lower, according to the Weather Service.
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The wind chill advisory is set to expire at 10 a.m.
Friday night, the temperature is expected to drop to 38, before a gradual warming trend this weekend.
Saturday's expected high is 66, and Sunday's, 70.
Sunday night and into next week, a 50-50 chance of rain enters into the forecast. High temperatures are expected to be in the upper 60s to low 70s.