Vero Beach Wildfire Risk, Sebastian Facing Hazardous Boating Conditions

Hazardous boating conditions for Sebastian, high risk of wildfires near Vero Beach.
Hazardous boating conditions for Sebastian, high risk of wildfires near Vero Beach.

VERO BEACH – The weather, for the most part, is going to be great with only a slight chance of rain for Vero Beach while Sebastian is facing hazardous boating conditions.

Vero Beach will enjoy plenty of sunshine, the hazardous boating conditions in Sebastian is from southeast winds gusting up to 15 to 20 knots over the waterways. Some of the winds will produce seas up to 6 feet.

Boating operators from Sebastian Inlet to Ft. Pierce should exercise caution. The weather conditions is also producing a Moderate Risk of rip currents from now through the weekend. In addition, the surf will be rather rough and choppy.

However, Vero Beach should be aware of dry weather conditions that can spark fires. The combination of gusty east-southeast winds and dry soil is producing a high danger for the spread of any new wildfires or flare-ups of existing smoldering burns.

Burn bans remain in effect in Indian River County.

The biggest concern is on Friday and Saturday afternoons when there’s a slight chance of a thunderstorm. Lightning is a leading cause of wildfires in Florida.

The rain chance increases on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

Signup for the free Sebastian Daily newsletter for your chance to win free dinners and merchandise!

Copyright 2020 All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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.