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5 Things To Know On Monday May 25, 2020

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Posted at 5:04 AM, May 25, 2020

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1. Rain, rain, here to stay: Don't expect much sun this Memorial Day.
A weak Tropical Disturbance will move from north of Western Cuba to around Tampa today, dragging with it a whole bunch of tropical moisture into South Florida.

This will result in some heavy rainfall for us today and potentially some flooding at times. Our entire area is under a Flood Watch until this evening.

Rainfall totals could be around 3-5 inches or higher in isolated locations with some of the heaviest rain occurring after noon today.

2. The latest on the case everyone is watching ahead of Election 2020: Kelvin Jones vs Ron DeSantis
A federal judge has ruled that the Florida law requiring felons to pay legal fees as part of their sentences before regaining the vote is unconstitutional for those unable to pay, or unable to find out how much they owe.

What's that mean? Amendment 4 was approved by Florida voters in 2018. It allowed felons (not including those convicted of murder or rape) to automatically vote again. Previously, felons had to appeal to the governor who didn't see many cases and had total authority to approve or reject people without presenting his or her reasoning.

The Republican-led Florida legislature says felons have to repay all fines before they vote, but this ruling says that if the felon is unable to pay or unable to find out how much they owe, they can vote.

Experts say it could take years for felons to find out how much they owe. This judge also put the burden of finding out how much on election officials instead of the felons themselves.

The case could have deep ramifications in the crucial electoral battleground given that Florida with an estimated 774,000 felons waiting for a decision.

The Florida Capitol buildings in Tallahassee, Florida.
Flowers bloom near the Florida Capitol buildings Monday, March 4, 2013, in Tallahassee, Fla.

3. Tom Brady may have 6 Superbowl rings, but there's no green jacket in his future
Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning won the charity golf match in Hobe Sound against Tom Brady and Phil Mickelson.

Brady, whose six Super Bowl titles are more than any NFL quarterback in history, took a beating on social media and in the broadcast booth from Charles Barkley, who twice offered $50,000 of his own money toward charity if Brady just hit the green on a par 3. He missed so far right it would be comparable to a pass that landed three rows into the stands.

He also seemed to rip his pants which doesn't lose you any points in golf, but does gain you many mentions on social media.

4. Veteran brothers who recently died from coronavirus honored in Wellington
Today is Memorial Day and one Wellington neighborhood hosted a special ceremony to honor two brothers who recently passed away from the novel coronavirus. The Davis brothers both heroically served in World War II.

Neighbors hosted a community drive-by parade in the neighborhood and flags flew at half staff on all the residents' mailboxes.

The parade was a great testament to the love of neighbors, but also a grim reminder as the coronavirus death toll nears 100,000.

5. Let's ride! Steve Weagle's annual Ride for the Red Cross starts today
Since 1999, First Alert Chief Meteorologist Steve Weagle has pedaled through paradise to share a message about hurricane preparedness and to raise money for the American Red Cross, which helps when a hurricane hits.

This year, the COVID-19 pandemic is putting a twist on this WPTV tradition. While Steve won't be biking from the top of the Treasure Coast down to Boca Raton, he is still leading an effort to support the American Red Cross.

Steve's Ride for the Red Cross is a week-long event that gives you a chance to give back to the organization that's known for stepping up when the community needs it most. You can learn more about how to help at the link above.

Today's Forecast
It's going to rain. A lot.

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On This Day In History
"Star Wars" opens in theaters on May 25, 1977. A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away started on this day 43 years ago. Now called "A New Hope," received seven Oscars, and earned $461 million in U.S. ticket sales and a gross of close to $800 million worldwide.