Weather alert: Showers, storms possible Thursday in Bradenton

MANATEE -- Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected for most of Thursday in Bradenton, according to the National Weather Service.

Forecasters were calling for partly sunny skies and a high near 86. Scattered showers were expected between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., when thunderstorms were expected to become a threat, according to the Weather Service. The chance of rain is 40 percent.

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