Vero breaks 4th record high temp for March

VERO BEACH — Another round of summer-like weather on Tuesday caused the city to break its fourth record-high temperature for the month of March.

The heat soared to 93 degrees Tuesday in Vero Beach, breaking the previous daily record of 90 degrees set in 1975, forecasters said. The last three daily high records for last month were March 25 and March 5, both days reaching 91 degrees, and March 4, reaching 90 degrees.

Tuesday, Vero Beach also tied the all-time March record high of 93 degrees, set on March 20, 2003, forecasters said.

Last month was also the fourth-warmest March on record, National Weather Service in Melbourne Meteorologist Derrick Weitlich said. The month was also the driest March on record, Weitlich said.

The dry season for Florida usually runs from December to late May, when the area sees the least amount of rainfall.

National Weather Service records date back to 1942. Temperatures were expected to dip for the rest of the week, weather officials said.

Wednesday through Friday will have temperatures in the mid-to-high 70s. The weather in the evenings will be in the low 60s.

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