Sunny skies, cooler temperatures in store for Bradenton

MANATEE -- After a wet weekend, Bradenton residents will start the work week facing sunny skies and cooler temperatures.

The National Weather Service is forecasting a week of mostly sunny skies and high temperatures in the 70s and 80s. At night, it could drop to about 50, with strong northerly winds making it feel even cooler.

For Monday, the Weather Service was calling for a high near 73 and northwesterly winds between 18 and 22 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.

Manatee and other area counties were expected to be under high surf and lake wind advisories into late Monday evening. And despite the rains over the weekend, the region remains under a fire danger watch, as well.

Monday night, the low was expected to be near 55, with north-northwesterl winds of between 8 and 10 mph.