Weather alert: Isolated showers possible Thursday in Bradenton

MANATEE -- Isolated showers are possible Thursday in Bradenton.

The National Weather Service is calling for partly sunny skies, a high near 87 and northeasterly winds of 10 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. The chance of rain is 20 percent.

Thursday night, skies are expected to turn mostly cloudy, with a low of around 72 and north-northeasterly winds of 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

On Friday, winds and seas are expected to rise in the eastern Gulf of Mexico as Hurricane Sandy moves over the Bahamas, according to the Weather Service.