Showers, cold temps expected this weekend

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — Keep a jacket and umbrella handy this weekend.

Showers and cold temperatures are expected to sweep through the county starting Friday evening. There will be a 90 percent chance of rain Friday night with a possible thunderstorm, according to weather meteorologists.

A low temperature around 62 degrees with 10 mph south winds are expected.

A 90 percent chance of showers and a possible thunderstorm also are expected Saturday before 1 p.m., forecasters said. West northwest winds around 15 mph are expected to sweep through the area Saturday morning.

The temperature will fall to around 60 degrees by 5 p.m. and wind gusts could be as high as 20 mph. Saturday evening will be mostly cloudy and then gradually become clear. The temperature will be around 37 degrees with 10 mph northwest winds.

Sunday will be sunny with a high temperature near 63 degrees, forecasters said. North northwest winds will be around 10 mph.

Sunday night will have a low temperature around 37 degrees.

Cold Weather Shelter

In an effort to help the homeless and needy avoid the cold temperatures this weekend, a local Christian outreach ministry will be opening up a cold weather shelter, according to emergency services officials.

The Source will open the shelter from 9 p.m. Saturday through 6 a.m. Sunday and from 9 p.m. Sunday through 6 a.m. Monday. The Source is located at 1015 Commerce Avenue in Vero Beach.

Attendees will be accepted on a first come first serve basis and should arrive before 10 p.m. A meal will be served each evening and regular hours will resume on Monday, officials said.

Those who want to make monetary donations or give blankets, jackets, pillows and sweaters to the shelter should contact The Source at 717-435-2312.

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