VERO BEACH — The City of Vero Beach broke a daily heat record for the second week in a row as temperatures scorched the beachside town, meteorologists said.
The temperature for Vero Beach climbed to 96 degrees Thursday, according to the National Weather Service in Melbourne. This exceeds the previous high of 95 degrees set on the same day in 1987.
NEW RECORD ALERT! 🌡️
Vero Beach reached 96 degrees today, which breaks the previous record high of 95 for this date, which was set in 1987.
— NWS Melbourne (@NWSMelbourne) September 9, 2021
The heat index for Vero Beach reached 103 degrees Thursday, Meteorologist Robert Haley said. Haley said the heat index – a combination of temperature and relative humidity – is what the temperature feels like to the human body.
The weekend will bring slightly cooler temperatures, along with scattered showers.
There will be a 60 percent chance of thunderstorms Friday evening, according to the National Weather Service in Melbourne. The night will be mostly cloudy with a low temperature near 75 degrees.
Saturday and Sunday will have a 30-to-40 percent chance of showers, meteorologists said. The days will have high temperatures near 88 degrees, which will dip to the 70s in the evenings.
The weekend will have 5-to-10 mph eastern winds.