MANATEE -- Wednesday will be hot and steamy in the Bradenton area, according to the National Weather Service.
Forecasters are calling for mostly sunny skies, with a high near 90 -- but heat index values could make it feel as hot as 97. Calm winds will become northwesterly at 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon. The chance of rain -- including possible thunderstorms -- is 30 percent, mainly after noon, according to the Weather Service.
Wednesday night, isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible before midnight. The expected low is around 74.