Jacksonville, Fl - There will still be a rip current risk overnight into Thursday due to Tropical Storm Arthur.
Action news Chief Meteorologist Mike Buresh says it's still a good idea to stay out of the water.
"These rip currents are going to be so powerful," said Jacksonville Beach lifeguard and safety instructor Max Ervanian.
He urges all swimmers and beachgoers to be on the lookout for color coded flags posted along the beaches.
"When we fly the red flag we are advising all bathers and beachgoers not to go in the water."
Ervanian says if you're in doubt on whether you should jump in, just ask a lifeguard if its safe to get in the water.
He says Jacksonville Beach lifeguards are in communication with local fire & rescue agencies and the Coast Guard to ensure beachgoers are safe.
"If there is a major threat we will talk to our city manager and see if there is a possibility of whether we have to shut down our beach or not."
The National Weather Service in Jacksonville saysbreakers of 4-6 feet are likely, especially south of St. Augustine today.
Coast: Bands of showers and isolated thunderstorms will move onshore through tonight, with locally heavy rainfall possible. Rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible generally south of St Augustine through Thursday, with locally higher amounts. Gusty winds in squalls may reach up to 40 mph.
Inland: Scattered mainly afternoon and evening thunderstorms are expected both today and Thursday.
High Heat Indices
Dangerous heat indices are expected today and Thursday inland with values near 105 expected during the afternoon across southeast Georgia and northern portions of the Suwanee River Valley.