BRADENTON – Local law enforcement officials will be out in full force over the holiday weekend, conducting safety checks and inspecting live wells for illegal fish. They have advised recreational boaters to make sure they have all necessary safety equipment and a designated helmsman if they plan to drink during the holiday weekend. The legal limit to operate a boat is 0.08. There will be several great locations on the water to watch fireworks on the Manatee River, but boaters are asked to please use caution and make sure they have the necessary lights to operate at night.
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A broad surface ridge centered over the western Atlantic will slowly move west through Sunday. A Gulf low will strengthen and move north into the Panhandle Thursday...tightening the pressure gradient over the offshore waters.
Southeast winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Scattered thunderstorms. Thursday night will bring southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms in the evening.
Southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Scattered thunderstorms.Friday night will bring southeast winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to around 15 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. A chance of thunderstorms in the evening...then a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight.
Southeast winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. A chance of thunderstorms, Saturday night will bring southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A chance of thunderstorms in the evening.
East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A chance of thunderstorms.Sunday NightEast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. A slight chance of thunderstorms.
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