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Manatee has 40 percent chance of rain this afternoon

The National Weather Service forecast for Manatee County:

Sunday afternoon: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Heat index values as high as 98. West southwest wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 77. South southwest wind 7 to 9 mph.

Monday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Heat index values as high as 97. South southwest wind around 10 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

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