Beach trip? Beware of dangerous rip currents.
If you're headed to Ocean City or any of the mid-Atlantic beaches this weekend, you're in for a treat: Sunny skies, low humidity, Saturday highs in the low 80s to near 80, and Sunday highs in the mid-80s.
However, Mother Nature does have one serious trick up her sleeve, or in this case in the water: Dangerous rip currents courtesy Hurricane Danielle, which will be tracking northward in the Atlantic, likely to the east of Bermuda according to the National Hurricane Center.
LARGE WAVES AND DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED IN BERMUDA DURING THE NEXT FEW DAYS. SWELLS FROM DANIELLE WILL BEGIN TO ARRIVE ON THE EAST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES ON SATURDAY. THESE SWELLS ARE LIKELY TO CAUSE DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS THROUGH THE WEEKEND.
And from the National Weather Service Office in Mt. Holly, N.J., which covers the Delaware and New Jersey coast:
THE INITIAL SWELL FROM DANIELLE SHOULD ARRIVE TONIGHT (PROBABLY AROUND MIDNIGHT)...AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEKEND. THE HIGHEST SWELL LOOKS TO BE SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY. RIGHT NOW...THE RIP CURRENT THREAT LOOKS GREATER SUNDAY THAN SATURDAY...BUT BOTH DAYS COULD END UP WITH A MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS.
| August 27, 2010; 10:45 AM ET
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