Partly sunny, with highs in the upper 70s — Sunday weather

Frederick Owens
July 17, 2017

Elongated high pressure south of the US will take control for the second half of the week.

So far this month, Manatee County has seen an average of almost 6 inches of rain, according to rainfall information from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

There's plenty of rain early Monday, including some severe thunderstorms. Locally heavy rainfall possible in the afternoon. Rain chances remain at 60%.

Forecasters predict showers and thunderstorms will be likely in Atlantic City before 2 a.m. Saturday. Low: 80. High: 99. Calm wind becoming north northwest 5 to 9 miles per hour in the afternoon.

Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8 a.m. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Less than a tenth of an inch of rain is expected, and the high will be near 84. Lows through this period will be in the mid-70s with mostly clear skies.

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Things dry out a bit for the rest of the week with slight chances of rain on Wednesday night and Thursday, NWS says.

Monday afternoon highs will warm to the low/ mid-90s and have mostly sunny to partly cloudy conditions. There will be a 30 percent chance of rain. Expect clear skies tonight with lows around 50.

Tuesday, there will be sunny skies with a high near 93, the weather service said. Scattered thunderstorms are also in the forecast for Thursday evening as a cold front passes through the region.

The weather outlook also says unsafe heat conditions are possible with maximum heat index values near 100 degrees. Partly cloudy with a low around 72.

SATURDAY: Partly cloudy and hot.

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