Video: Rip Currents Raise Concerns for Labor Day Weekend
Beach patrol experts are warning swimmers to be cautious as they prepare for labor day weekend at the Jersey Shore. Forecasters say swimmers could face waves in excess of 4-feet-high due to storms out in the Atlantic Ocean, along with onshore winds. They also add that these types of waves can knock swimmers over, adding concern for lifeguards. Though officials expect swells to slowly decrease by Wednesday, there is still a moderate risk of dangerous rip currents. But the risk could increase from Friday through the busy labor day weekend. Beach-goers are being advised to swim only when lifeguards are on duty and in designated swimming areas.