MANATEE -- More rain is likely on Tuesday in Bradenton. You can blame it on the tropics.
There is only a "medium," or 30 percent that an area of low pressure will organize itself into a tropical storm during the next 48 hours as it gradually drifts northward, but it is enough to likely shower rains on parts of Mexico and Cuba and most of Florida for the next several days, according to the National Hurricane Center.
"However, surface pressures are falling and additional slow development is possible during the next couple of days despite marginally favorable environmental conditions," the Hurricane Center said in a 8 a.m. report.
As for Bradenton, the National Weather Service for Tuesday is calling for cloudy skies, with a high near 85 and southerly winds of 8 to 11 mph. The chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm is 70 percent.
Tuesday night, the chance of showers and thunderstorms drops to 50 percent. Otherwise, skies will be cloudy, with a low around 73.
The chance of rain is at least 50 percent through Saturday, according to the Weather Service.