Vero Beach breaks daily rainfall record from weekend storms

Vero Beach broke the daily rainfall record after drenching showers slammed Florida and other parts of the east coast over the weekend, meteorologists said. Wet weather was not in the forecast this week, but could return with a 40 percent chance of showers next Monday – Christmas Day, meteorologists say.

“It will continue to stay dry through much of tomorrow,” said Derrick Weitlich, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Melbourne. “Rain chances will pick up as we get closer to the weekend.”

Weather experts reported 2.13 inches of rainfall in Vero Beach on Saturday. The amount surpassed the previous daily record of 1.55 inches last set on the same day in 2003, Weitlich said.

Another cold front followed the weekend storms, bringing cooler air to the city this week.

“The coldest temperature for this week was overnight at 48 degrees,” Weitlich said. “There will be a slow increase in temperatures this week.”

Tuesday and Wednesday will have high temperatures near the mid-to-upper 60s, which will dip to the low 60s at night, meteorologists said. Thursday and Friday will have highs near the low 70s, which will fall to the mid-60s in the evening.

Saturday, Sunday and Monday will have highs in the low-to-mid 70s, which will drop to the mid-to-high 60s at night.

“The cooler air is normal because we’re entering the winter season,” Weitlich said.

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