Dangerous rip currents lash parts of Florida coast

September 15, 2019 - 5:06 pm

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The National Weather Service issued a high rip current risk for coastal Palm Beach County until late Sunday. A similar warning was issued for northeast Florida beaches, from Fernandina Beach to Flagler Beach, until early Monday.

Rip currents are narrow channels of water that move away from shore at high speed, posing a drowning threat to swimmers.

Humberto is expected to become a hurricane by Sunday, but it is moving away from land as it strengthens. Additional strengthening is forecast through Wednesday, when the eye of the storm is expected to be out in the open Atlantic.

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