The latest stretch of beautiful weather in the area is about to come to an end.
There's a 90 percent chance of rain Monday for St. Patrick's Day.
Winds started to pick up Sunday afternoon, with gusts of more than 35 mph, said Bay News 9 meteorologist Diane Kacmarik.
There is the potential for some strong to possibly severe storms Monday. The main threat will be high, gusty winds with heavy rain and frequent lightning.
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The culprit is a potent storm system to the northwest that will pass Florida to the north while sending upper-level energy this way. A low pressure area developing in the Gulf of Mexico will become a rainmaker for the Manatee County area.
Rain chances will begin Sunday night. Monday will open with scattered showers that become much more widespread as the low-pressure area moves across the Gulf of Mexico.
"Showers and storms will first affect the Nature Coast, starting after midnight," Kacmarik said.
The rain will last about a day, and conditions will improve dramatically Tuesday afternoon. The second half of the work and school week will be sunny, dry and warm.