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5 Things To Know On Friday, August 21, 2020

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Posted at 5:57 AM, Aug 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-21 06:51:44-04

While you were sleeping, we compiled the biggest stories of the day in one place. Each story has a quick and easy summary, so you're prepared for whatever the day brings. Just click on the links if you want to know more!

1. A little to the left: Northern Palm Beach County out of the cone for now
The 5 a.m. update has Tropical Depression 13's forecast cone shifting west with South Florida still inside, but Northern Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast outside for now, but stay weather aware. It can move back just as quickly.

Elsewhere in the tropics, Tropical Depression 14 formed Thursday, but it will keep far away from us in South Florida.

Tropical Update: Friday 5 a.m.

2. That's a wrap! The DNC ends with Joe Biden accepting the nomination
Former Vice President Joe Biden formally accepted the Democratic nomination for president on Thursday from Wilmington, Delaware, on the final night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

"I'll work hard for those who didn't support me, as hard for them as I did for those who did vote for me. That's the job of a president," Biden said.

Trump will get his turn at the microphone next week as the Republicans hold their convention starting Monday.

The DNC ends with Joe Biden accepting the nomination

3. The wait for blockbusters is over! Many movie theaters reopen this weekend
Netflix is great, but many are missing watch a movie somewhere other than their own couch.

Several movie theaters on the Treasure Coast are set to reopen their doors Friday for the first time since March, but the question remains whether or not customers think it's safe. Some theaters are offering steep discounts in an effort to lure people out.

When will the movies that were supposed to come out this summer be released? We have a list here.

Multiple movie theaters on Treasure Coast set to reopen

4. Want to fly away? Airlines dropping cities, keeping safety measures
A time normally filled with summer vacations is another reminder of the coronavirus' impact.

American Airlines is dropping flights to 15 U.S. cities in October when a federal requirement to serve those communities expires. None of the cities are in Florida.

Delta Air Lines will not be opening up their middle seats on its planes until at least January.

5. Hello, same-day delivery! Amazon to build new fulfillment center near Jupiter
Amazon announced Thursday they are building a new one-million-square-foot fulfillment center in northern Palm Beach County.

The online shopping giant said the new facility will create "hundreds" of full-time jobs.

The new fulfillment center will be located at 4490 Corporate Rd North at the Florida Research Park off the Bee Line Highway. The facility is expected to open in the fall of 2021.

Amazon to build new fulfillment center near Jupiter, create 'hundreds' of new jobs

Today's Forecast
Hot and humid as highs climb into the low 90s.

Latest Weather Forecast 11 p.m. Thursday

Get your complete hour-by-hour forecast here.

On This Day In History
On August 21, 1959, Hawaii becomes the 50th state.

The modern United States receives its crowning star when President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a proclamation admitting Hawaii into the Union as the 50th state. The president also issued an order for an American flag featuring 50 stars arranged in staggered rows: five six-star rows and four five-star rows.

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