MANATEE -- Heading out the door? It's best to layer up.
According to the National Weather Service, the Manatee-Sarasota area will be chilly in coming days.
"We have a series of cold fronts coming through. We've already had one or two and now we're looking at another one moving in Friday," NWS meteorologist Tyler Fleming said Thursday. "Sunday and Monday will be the next cold fronts."
According to Fleming, Thursday night should see temperatures in the low 40s in the interior of Manatee and Sarasota counties and temperatures in the upper 40s right along the coast.
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"Friday night will be cooler than tonight," Fleming added. "It will get into the mid-30s over the interior of the counties and, towards the coast, it will be right around the 40s."
Bay News 9 meteorologist Diane Kacmarik said to expect more chilly mornings the next few days.
Another cold front making its way through the region will bring even colder weather Friday, she said. Overnight lows will be in the 30s in Manatee County with some freezing conditions possible in the Bay area's northern counties. High temperatures will not reach 60 degrees.
Christine Smith, director of community relations and development for Salvation Army in Bradenton, said the shelter is prepared for the series of cold fronts.
"The reality is that we're really always prepared for them," she said. "We always make sure we have additional blankets on hand and we like to make sure that we have additional clothing like sweatshirts, hats and gloves for people who may not want to come into the shelter."
Smith said she doesn't expect a dramatic influx of people coming to the shelter this week.
Fleming encouraged everyone to dress in layers. Owners should bring their pets indoors.
"If you have to spend prolonged periods outside, make sure to take breaks and come inside again," he said. "A lot of people in Florida just aren't used to cold weather."
Amaris Castillo, law enforcement/island reporter, can be reached at 941-745-7051. Follow her on Twitter @AmarisCastillo.