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Weather alert: More storms likely as Manatee, Myakka rivers flood

MANATEE -- Showers and thunderstorms will begin forming after sunrise Wednesday, before moving onshore and possibly adding to flooding problems in eastern Manatee and Sarasota counties, according to the National Weather Service.

A river flood warning was issued late Tuesday for the Manatee River at Myakka Head and the Myakka River at Myakka River State Park.

For Bradenton, forecasters were calling for partly sunny skies, a high near 88 and a 60 percent chance of rain, mainly after noon. New rainfall amounts of between three-quarters of an inch and one inch are possible, according to the Weather Service.

Some of the storms could include gusty winds, small hail, heavy rains and lightning.

The chance of rain drops to 30 percent Wednesday, with a forecast low of about 75.

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