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5 Things To Know On Friday June 05, 2020

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Posted at 5:20 AM, Jun 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-05 05:42:36-04

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1. Flood Watch continues for Palm Beach County until Saturday, Treasure Coast until Sunday
Flood Watch for the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee County until Sunday at 8 p.m. Flood Watch for Palm Beach County until Saturday at 8 p.m.

We have pretty good chances for rainfall (at least 60-70% each day) over the next 4 days. The biggest threat will be flooding as our ground is already very saturated, but a couple of strong thunderstorms would not be out of the question.

The forecast gets pretty tricky over the weekend with Cristobal and all the moisture that moves north along with it.

The European Model has Cristobal a little farther away from us (west) and has less rainfall for South Florida through Monday.

The American Model has Cristobal a little closer to us and more rainfall for South Florida through Monday.

2. Fort Pierce police officer accused of beating man in custody at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center
Officer Albert Eckrode faces felony charges of battery and official misconduct. He also faces a charge of falsely reporting the commission of a crime in a report he wrote following the incident.

Sources told WPTV NewsChannel 5 that Eckrode battered a man in custody at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center.

The hospital confirms there is a surveillance video of the incident, but Fort Pierce police have not released the footage.

At least one other officer is also under investigation in relation to the incident at Lawnwood.

3. They're going to Disney World! NBA to restart season in July at ESPN's Wide World Of Sports
The NBA’s Board of Governors has approved a 22-team format for restarting the league season in late July at the Disney campus near Orlando.

The format calls for each team playing eight games to determine playoff seeding plus the possible utilization of a play-in tournament for the final spot in the Eastern Conference and Western Conference postseason fields.

NBA Finals can turn quickly, teams know

Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) dunks against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half of Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, June 2, 2016. (Ezra Shaw, Getty Images via AP, Pool)

4. Elderly man in viral video getting shoved by officers in serious condition
Several news cameras captured an encounter with a 75-year-old man and police in riot gear in Buffalo.

Police said one person was injured when he tripped and fell, but video shows the individual was pushed by police. The man began to bleed from his ear.

Buffalo Police said two officers were suspended as video of the incident went viral.

The man is in serious condition, but is stable.


5. Mischief Managed! Universal Orlando reopens with new safety measures
Harry Potter fans and roller coaster lovers are streaming back into Universal Orlando Resort this week.

Universal Orlando reopened to passholders Wednesday and Thursday, and it will allow the general public back in Friday.

Visitors are required to wear face masks and get their temperature checks before entering.

Today's Forecast
Flood Watch for the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee County until Sunday at 8 p.m. Flood Watch for Palm Beach County until Saturday at 8 p.m.

Latest Weather Forecast 11 p.m. Thursday

Get your complete hour-by-hour forecast here.

On This Day In History
FDR takes United States off gold standard on June 5, 1933.

The gold standard was a monetary system in which currency is backed by gold. Congress enacted a joint resolution nullifying the right of creditors to demand payment in gold. The United States had been on a gold standard since 1879, except for an embargo on gold exports during World War I, but bank failures during the Great Depression of the 1930s frightened the public into hoarding gold, making the policy untenable.

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