Weather alert: Afternoon showers, storms possible Friday in Bradenton

MANATEE -- Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible Friday afternoon and into the evening, according to the National Weather Service.

Forecasters were calling for mostly cloudy skies and a high near 88. There is a 40 percent chance of rain, with the best chance for showers and storms occurring between 2 and 8 p.m., according to the Weather Service.

Friday night, the chance of rain is 30 percent. The expected low is about 75.