MANATEE -- Temperatures stayed above freezing overnight as recorded at Sarasota Bradenton International Airport
Bay News 9 reported that the temperature in Bradenton dropped to 36, and to 37 in Lakewood Ranch.
As of 9:53 a.m., the temperature was 49, with a wind chill factor of 45.
Farther east in Manatee County, it was again colder. In Myakka City, the overnight low was 30, according to WeatherUnderground.com.
During the day today, temperatures are forecast to begin a warming trend.
Today was expected to be mostly sunny with a high near 57, with northeasterly winds of between 6 and 9 mph becoming calm.
There is 20 percent chance of rain tonight after 1 a.m., , with a low around 46.
On Thursday, there is a 20 percent chance of rain before 9 a.m., with skies becoming partly sunny, with a high near 62, with north-northeasterly winds of between 8 and 13 mph.