The Hernando de Soto Historical Society and Foundation announced plans Thursday to open the Conquistador Museum and Courtyard within three years near LECOM Park. Artifacts relating to the Spanish history of Bradenton will be moving to the new museum from the South Florida Museum, including the iconic statues of de Soto.
National Hurricane Center forecasters said Tuesday a system moving across the Gulf of Mexico will generate heavy rain and possible storm surge in Louisiana while Tropical Storm Bret will likely weaken as it moves across the Caribbean.
While a tropical storm was confirmed in the Atlantic Monday afternoon, National Hurricane Center forecasters say Florida’s Panhandle and parts of the Texas could also feel tropical storm force winds from a second system churning across the Gulf of Mexico.
National Hurricane Center forecasters say a large, messy system moving across the Gulf of Mexico could strengthen to a tropical storm over the next two days and possibly trigger Florida advisories as early as Monday.