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By: R. Michael Brown, Civic Association Communications Director -- [UPDATES IN RED] There are still 3 to ocassional 5 foot waves from the north swell are left over from this week's heavy surf. Beaches were closed until late Thursday. They are now open.

The cold front that just passed on Wednesday night may cause an increase in local wave size over the next few days.

Photo: North side of Boynton Inlet


This hazardous weather outlook is for South Florida.


Rip currents: There is a high risk of rip currents along all the
Atlantic beaches. There is a moderate risk of rip currents along all
Gulf Coast beaches.

Fire Weather: A Red Flag Warning is in effect today for most of South
Florida, except for Miami-Dade, Mainland Monroe and Coastal Collier

Waves: Seas of 7 to 9 feet are expected today in the Atlantic
waters, highest off Palm Beach County. A Small Craft Advisory is in
effect for all Atlantic waters through this evening.

Temperatures: Minimum wind chills early Thursday morning will be in
the 40s for northern interior sections of South Florida. Colder
temperatures are expected late tonight into early Friday morning,
with wind chills in the upper 30s in northern interior sections and
40s elsewhere in South Florida.


A high risk of rip currents is possible on Atlantic beaches through
Friday, especially along the Palm Beach coast. Hazardous marine
conditions off the Palm Beach Coast are expected into Friday.