Vero Beach sets new daily rainfall record Tuesday

The last time Vero Beach broke a rainfall record on this day was in 1969, a year marked with historical events including the Apollo 11 moon landing, the Woodstock music festival and the Stonewall riots.

Thunderstorms rolled through the city Tuesday morning and brought 2.06 inches of rain, according to National Weather Service in Melbourne meteorologists. This beat the previous record of 0.83 inches set five decades ago in 1969.

There were no reports of localized flooding, Meteorologist John Pendergrast said. Even though the area got heavy rain, Florida is still in dry season, which typically runs from October through April, Pendergrast said.

There was a 20 percent chance of rain expected for Tuesday night, forecasters said. The evening will be mostly cloudy with a low temperature near 62 degrees.

A 20-to-40 percent chance of showers was expected for the rest of the week. The temperatures for Wednesday through Friday will climb to the 80s during the day, and drop to the 60s in the evenings.

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