Heat index to soar this weekend in Sebastian, Vero Beach

It's going to be hot in Sebastian, Fellsmere, and Vero Beach this weekend.
It's going to be hot in Sebastian, Fellsmere, and Vero Beach this weekend.

SEBASTIAN – Ready for some rain and hot weather? Oh, it’s coming this weekend.

Things have been pretty darn hot lately in Sebastian, Fellsmere, and Vero Beach. On Thursday, the heat index topped 104!

On Friday, there will be a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms after 11 a.m., with a high near 90 degrees. Heat index values will be as high as 102. There’s a 20 percent chance of rain for Friday night with a low around 75 degrees.

Saturday will be much of the same with rain in the forecast. The high will be near 90 degrees, lows near 75.

There’s a 50 percent chance of rain on Sunday with a high near 89 degrees. The overnight lows will be 75.

Overall, expect HOT WEATHER this weekend with thunderstorms after 11 a.m. each day.

Drink plenty of fluids if you’re going to be outside, try to find shade, and please don’t leave your pets in the car or outside.

These are severe heat indexes that can become dangerous for you and your pets.

Are you going to the sandbar this weekend? Make sure your boat has a shady spot. Don’t damage your skin by staying out in this heat for hours. The damage to your skin can be irreversible.

Whatever you choose to do, have a great weekend and be safe!

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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland and raised in Jupiter, Florida. Andy has been a radio & TV personality since the 1980s. He has worked for WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. After spending 7 years in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1990s, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2000. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.