Rip currents and high surf are expected to hit Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts starting as early as Wednesday night, while Hurricane Florence churns toward the Carolinas.
"We’ll probably see some building seas offshore, as much as 8-10 feet once you get 20-plus miles offshore," said National Weather Service Meteorologist Matt Doody.
And that will lead to some high surf at area beaches.
Surfers often grab their boards and head for the water when storms bring these types of conditions. But Doody advised avoiding the coastline.
"We don’t encourage anyone to, you know, stand right along the immediate shoreline or try to enter the heavy surf, especially when it’s kind of at its peak. So be very cautious," Doody said.
Doody expected the surf to peak from Wednesday night through Friday.