Weather alert: 50-50 chance of showers, storms Friday in Bradenton

MANATEE -- Showers and thunderstorms are possible Friday afternoon, but the chance of rain was expected to drop just in time for high school football games Friday night.

The National Weather Service was calling for mostly sunny skies with a high near 89 -- and a 50 percent chance of rain starting after 1 p.m.

Friday night, the chance of rain drops to 20 percent. The expected low is 74.