MANATEE -- Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible Friday, as high school football fans prepare for the start of the regular season.
Forecasters are calling for mostly sunny skies, with a high near 90 and heat index values making it feel more like 99. The chance of rain during the day and in the evening is 30 percent. The expected low Friday night for football is 77.
The best chance for rain is after to 2 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.
Dangerous rip currents will continue to affect local beaches, as large swells generated by Hurricane Isaac continue to move towards the coast. They should begin to diminish starting Friday, according to the Weather Service.