ST. LUCIE COUNTY — The Avenue J pedestrian bridge in northwest Fort Pierce was built to provide residents west of the drainage canal access to schools, parks and businesses to the east, but it also provides suspects a quick escape from law enforcement.
The atmosphere is pretty rich with moisture this morning, so there is the potential for some heavy rainfall during the morning hours. Isolated to scattered showers and a few thunderstorms could move in along the coast, creating some tricky driving conditions for the morning commute.
This afternoon, chances for rain will decrease along the coast — although we could still see some rainfall — and increase inland with scattered showers and a few thunderstorms possible.
High temperatures today will be close to 90 degrees under a mix of sun and clouds. Winds will be pretty light out of the east-southeast.
Today, there’s a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon, the National Weather Service states. It will be mostly sunny, with a high near 88 and a light wind growing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight, evening rainfall will slowly taper off, but the chance for some coastal rainfall will increase overnight. Lows will be in the mid to low 70s under partly cloudy skies with light winds out of the southeast.
There will be a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11 p.m., according to the Weather Service, and a low around 73.
Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Light southeast wind becoming east-southeast 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. East-southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Light east wind becoming east-southeast 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. East-southeast wind around 5 mph.
Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. East wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
A gentle south to southeast breeze early this week will increase slightly out of the east to southeast through late week. Shower and storm coverage will decrease as the week progresses.
Today: South winds 5 knots becoming southeast 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Scattered showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Tonight: Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. Mostly smooth on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Wednesday: Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 feet with a dominant period 9 seconds. A light chop on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning.
Wednesday Night: Southeast winds 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Mostly smooth on the intracoastal waters. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
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WPTV NewsChannel 5 meteorologist Glenn Glazer contributed to this report.
FORT PIERCE — A man was wounded by gunfire early Saturday at a pool hall in Fort Pierce, according a police news release.
Police were called about 3:30 a.m. Saturday to Wilson’s Game Room in the 1100 block of Avenue D for a fight. While officers and detectives investigated, Brian Levelle Gordon, 36, of Fort Pierce, was driven to a hospital, where he is being treated for a gunshot wound, according to a news release from Fort Pierce Police.
Gordon was seriously injured, the release said. He was in stable condition late Saturday night.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at (800) 273-TIPS (8477).
Authorities are investigating a shooting Saturday morning that seriously injured one man in Fort Pierce, according to police.
At around 3:34 a.m., a fight ended with a 36-year-old Fort Pierce man being shot at Wilson’s Game Room on Avenue D west of US 1, the report said. The victim was transported to a local hospital with one gunshot wound and is in serious condition, according to police.
The suspect is still at large. Fort Pierce Police is asking anyone with information to call Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-TIPS (8477).
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — A Fort Pierce man has been charged in the robbery that left him wounded after the person who deputies described as one of the victims fired a handgun at him, the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office said.
FORT PIERCE — Palm Beach area visual artist Cynthia Morrison will be presenting her latest artistic works during an upcoming gallery exhibit named “Treasures” at Art Mundo located in Fort Pierce.
Morrison recently debuted her mixed media pieces during other South Florida exhibits at the Flamingo and Art on Park galleries.
She plans to display her latest artistic passion with regard to the “British Invasion” including both a classical version, which features the musical group of the 60s, “The Beatles” along with one of Britain’s contemporary entertainers, Dave Reeves of Birmingham England.
“I find Mr. Reeves to be a most interesting artistic subject not only visually but also in his efforts to present Poetry in connection with his music played on harmonica and melodeon.” She shared.
“Treasures” Art Exhibit Dates: July 8- Aug. 1. Admission is free. Contact: Art Mundo, 111 Orange Ave., Fort Pierce, 772-466-1010.