Vero Beach breaks rainfall records Thursday; showers continue

VERO BEACH — Continuous showers led Vero Beach to break the daily and monthly rainfall records Thursday, according to weather officials.

Thursday had 4.49 inches of rain, shattering the previous daily record of .96 inches set on Dec. 12, 1983, National Weather Service in Melbourne Meteorologist Krizia Negron said. The heavy showers also set a new monthly record for the highest amount of rainfall in one day for December.

The previous monthly record was 2.80 inches of rain set on Dec. 10, 2011. Thursday’s showers led to flooding at the Miracle Mile area, from Royal Palm Boulevard South to 17th Street and between Indian River Boulevard and U.S. 1, Vero Beach police said.

A 70 percent chance of showers was expected for Saturday. The day will have a high temperature near 79 degrees and a low temperature near 56 degrees, weather officials said.

Northwest winds will be between 5 to 15 mph and gusts will be as high as 25 mph.

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