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Cloudy skies, rain in store for remainder of weekend

September 9, 2018

The rest of the weekend will likely feature cloudy skies and rain, according to the National Weather Service.

The region will be caught between high pressure to the north and a stationary mass to the south, the weather service said.

“This will lead to a good deal of cloud cover tonight (Saturday) with the ongoing chance of a few shower,” the NWS said.

On Sunday, the front to the south will start to move north as a warm front. The chances for rain will increase throughout the day, with it becoming more likely into Sunday night.

There is a chance for minor flooding along the coastline during times of high tide throughout the weekend. The rain will become steadier late Sunday night into Monday.

The rain is expected to taper off late Monday night into Tuesday morning.

There will be a high rip current risk in effect through Sunday night and a high surf advisory from 11 a.m. Sunday through 6 p.m. Monday, the NWS said.

Surf heights could increase to around 7 feet on Sunday with the high rip current risk, the NWS said. Moderate beach erosion is possible. Strong rip currents and dangerous surf will make the beach a possibly hazardous place.

“Heed the advice of lifeguards and beach patrols,” the weather service said. “Pay attention to flags and posted signs. Swim near a lifeguard.”

If swimmers get caught in a rip current, the NWS reminds residents to relax and float, but not to swim against the current. If possible, swim in a direction following the shoreline.

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