Showers and thunderstorms, some of them possible severe, are expected to slam the Bradenton area Friday, according to the National Weather Service.
Forecasters say there is a 100 percent of showers and thunderstorms before 1 p.m., then scattered showers between 1 and 4 p.m.
"Some of the storms could be severe," the Weather Service said.
Forecasters were calling for a high temperature near 75, with southeasterly winds of 13 to 21 mph, with gusts of up to 29 mph.
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Friday night was expected to be partly cloudy, and Saturday, mostly sunny, according to the Weather Service. A 70 percent chance of rain returns Saturday evening.
The Weather Service has issued several advisory statements about the weather in Bradenton and Tampa Bay region.
A "high surf advisory" and a "rip current statemet" are in effect until 9 p.m. Friday. The Weather Service said there is risk of high surf, rip currents and large breaking waves from Hillsborough and Pinellas counties to the north to Lee County to the south, including Manatee and Sarasota counties.
A "lake wind advisory" is in effect until 3 p.m. Friday.